34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
East Aurora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
10
Damariscotta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Oak Bluffs
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
13
East Hampton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Sleepy Hollow
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
15
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
16
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): do a tasting at Doukenie Winery, examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Harpers Ferry Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, then contemplate the long history of White Hall Tavern, and then steep yourself in history at Tolson's Chapel.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry travel route builder site .

Seattle to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Harpers Ferry, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Harpers Ferry when traveling from Seattle in December, with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Episcopal Church, Tolson's Chapel, Doukenie Winery, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Trinity Episcopal Church ©
Trinity Episcopal Church

3
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 4th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Adams County Winery, then appreciate the history behind High Water Mark of the Rebellion Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Major General George Gordon Meade, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Catoctin Mountain Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and then admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gettysburg trip planning site .

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Gettysburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. December in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 32°F at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Adams County Winery, Catoctin Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery
Catoctin Mountain Park ©
Catoctin Mountain Park

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and finally take an in-depth tour of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls travel route planner .

You can drive from Gettysburg to Niagara Falls in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gettysburg in December: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 38°F and lows are around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Joseph's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Richardson Olmsted Campus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, enjoy the sea views from Buffalo Lighthouse, and then learn about winemaking at Liberty Vineyards Winery.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Buffalo route maker website .

Buffalo is very close to Niagara Falls. In December, daily temperatures in Buffalo can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to East Aurora.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Liberty Vineyards Winery, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Liberty Vineyards Winery ©
Liberty Vineyards Winery

2
nights
East Aurora

East Aurora ©
East Aurora is a village in Erie County, New York, United States, southeast of Buffalo. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at HoliMont. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of The Wadsworth Homestead, examine the collection at Elbert Hubbard Roycroft Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Millard Fillmore Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the East Aurora day trip tool .

East Aurora is just a stone's throw from Buffalo. In December, daytime highs in East Aurora are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in East Aurora

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

The Wadsworth Homestead, HoliMont, Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area
Highlights from your plan
Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area ©
Millard Fillmore Museum ©
Millard Fillmore Museum
The Wadsworth Homestead ©
The Wadsworth Homestead

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park, admire the majestic nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Ports of New York Winery. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Sciencenter, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stewart Park, and then walk around Ithaca Falls Natural Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ithaca online journey planner .

Traveling by car from East Aurora to Ithaca takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ithaca are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Robert Treman State Park ©
Robert Treman State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park ©
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Stewart Park ©
Stewart Park

2
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Millyard Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Currier Museum of Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Fulchino Vineyard and then glide through natural beauty at Windblown Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Manchester trip planner.

You can fly from Ithaca to Manchester in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Manchester

Outdoors Winter Sports Museums

Side Trips

Fulchino Vineyard, Windblown Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Highlights from your plan
Millyard Museum ©
Millyard Museum
Saint Joseph Cathedral ©
Saint Joseph Cathedral

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Gorges and Wadsworth-Longfellow House. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maine Mead Works and Umbrella Cover Museum. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maine Craft Distilling, stroll the grounds of Eastern Cemetery, have fun and explore at Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, and hike along Back Cove Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner .

You can drive from Manchester to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shipyard Brewing Company ©
Shipyard Brewing Company
Fort Gorges ©
Fort Gorges
Wadsworth-Longfellow House ©
Wadsworth-Longfellow House

3
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 19th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, tour the pleasant surroundings at Precipice Trail, and then enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bar Island Trails, then sample the tasty concoctions at Atlantic Brewing Company, and finally stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 21°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Damariscotta.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Precipice Trail
Highlights from your plan
Precipice Trail ©
Precipice Trail
Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails
Egg Rock Light ©
Egg Rock Light

1
night
Damariscotta

Damariscotta ©
Damariscotta is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), stroll around The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam, then view the masterpieces at Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe, and then get to know the fascinating history of Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Damariscotta planning app .

Explore your travel options from Bar Harbor to Damariscotta with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in December, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Damariscotta

Wildlife Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam, Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe
Highlights from your plan
Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe ©
Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old State House and Trinity Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at North End and Museum of Fine Arts. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Concord to see Minute Man National Historical Park about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of HarborWalk, step aboard Charlestown Navy Yard, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall, and pause for some photo ops at The Mapparium.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip builder tool .

Getting from Damariscotta to Boston by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Damariscotta in December, with highs in Boston at 43°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Minute Man National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
North End ©
North End
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Minute Man National Historical Park ©

2
nights
Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs ©
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 26th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Aquinnah Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to The Granary Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Cottage Museum, and finally take a stroll through Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA).

Make your Oak Bluffs itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Boston to Oak Bluffs takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Oak Bluffs can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to East Hampton.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Granary Gallery, Aquinnah Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cottage Museum ©
Cottage Museum
Granary Gallery ©
Granary Gallery

1
night
East Hampton

East Hampton ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Home Sweet Home Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Guild Hall, and then explore the world behind art at Southampton Arts Center.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the East Hampton trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oak Bluffs to East Hampton. In December, daily temperatures in East Hampton can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sleepy Hollow.

Things to do in East Hampton

Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Southampton Arts Center
Highlights from your plan
Home Sweet Home Museum ©
Home Sweet Home Museum
Guild Hall ©
Guild Hall
Southampton Arts Center ©
Southampton Arts Center

1
night
Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow ©
Sleepy Hollow is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Hook Mountain State Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marian Shrine.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sleepy Hollow sightseeing planning app .

Drive from East Hampton to Sleepy Hollow in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Sleepy Hollow

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hook Mountain State Park, Marian Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery ©
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Hook Mountain State Park ©
Hook Mountain State Park

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Take a break from the city and head to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Greenwich Village, walk around Washington Square Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Sleepy Hollow to New York City by car takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dumbo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American Jewish History, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Independence Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia day trip website .

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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