34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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Gettysburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive
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East Aurora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
Fly
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Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Damariscotta
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oak Bluffs
— 2 nights
Drive
13
East Hampton
— 1 night
Drive
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Sleepy Hollow
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Doukenie Winery, then examine the collection at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Harpers Ferry Station. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, then steep yourself in history at White Hall Tavern, and then contemplate the long history of Tolson's Chapel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry trip itinerary planner.

Seattle to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Harpers Ferry, with lows of 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Gettysburg

— 3 nights
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), do a tasting at Adams County Winery, pause for some photo ops at High Water Mark of the Rebellion Monument, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to Major General George Gordon Meade, and finally stroll the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Catoctin Mountain Park, pause for some photo ops at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and then admire the architecture and history at Abraham Lincoln Statue.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gettysburg itinerary planner.

You can drive from Harpers Ferry to Gettysburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Nature · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then see the interesting displays at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Gettysburg to Niagara Falls by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Gettysburg in December, things will get a bit cooler in Niagara Falls: highs are around 38°F and lows about 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Buffalo

— 2 nights

Queen City

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): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Richardson Olmsted Campus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then enjoy the sea views from Buffalo Lighthouse, and then do a tasting at Liberty Vineyards Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo route planner.

Buffalo is just a stone's throw from Niagara Falls. December in Buffalo sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to East Aurora.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

East Aurora

— 2 nights
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 stroll through 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.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the East Aurora trip planner.

East Aurora is very close to Buffalo. In December in East Aurora, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ithaca.

Things to do in East Aurora

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Ithaca

— 2 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Robert Treman State Park, admire the majestic nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park, and then do a tasting at Ports of New York Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Sciencenter, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Stewart Park, and then walk around Ithaca Falls Natural Area.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ithaca planning tool.

You can drive from East Aurora to Ithaca in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Manchester

— 2 nights
Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. On the 14th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Millyard Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Currier Museum of Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph Cathedral. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Fulchino Vineyard and then ski along the peaceful trails at Windblown Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip builder app.

You can fly from Ithaca to Manchester in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Manchester sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Manchester

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 nights

The Forest City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shipyard Brewing Company and Back Cove Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Umbrella Cover Museum. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, sample the fine beverages at Urban Farm Fermentory, have fun and explore at Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, and get engrossed in the history at Tate House Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Manchester to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Bar Harbor

— 3 nights
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, then hike along Precipice Trail, and then enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, trek along Bar Island Trails, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlantic Brewing Company, and finally look for gifts at The Christmas Vacation Shop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor sightseeing app.

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. December in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Damariscotta.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Damariscotta

— 1 night
Damariscotta is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll around The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam, stop by Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Whaleback Shell Midden State Historic Site.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Damariscotta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Damariscotta in 2.5 hours. December in Damariscotta sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Damariscotta

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

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.
North End and Museum of Fine Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Minute Man National Historical Park and HarborWalk will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Old State House, steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and browse the collection at The Mary Baker Eddy Library.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner.

Drive from Damariscotta to Boston in 3 hours. Traveling from Damariscotta in December, things will get a bit warmer in Boston: highs are around 43°F and lows about 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Oak Bluffs

— 2 nights
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Aquinnah Lighthouse, view the masterpieces at Granary Gallery, then examine the collection at Cottage Museum, and finally take a stroll through Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA).

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oak Bluffs online tour planner.

You can fly from Boston to Oak Bluffs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Oak Bluffs, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to East Hampton.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

East Hampton

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Home Sweet Home Museum, explore the world behind art at Guild Hall, and then examine the collection at Southampton Arts Center.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read East Hampton road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Oak Bluffs to East Hampton takes 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows 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

Sleepy Hollow

— 1 night
Sleepy Hollow is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester County, New York. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at Hook Mountain State Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marian Shrine.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sleepy Hollow trip builder tool.

You can drive from East Hampton to Sleepy Hollow in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Sleepy Hollow

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and SoHo. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dumbo. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Times Square, see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial, visit Greenwich Village, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City visit planner.

Traveling by car from Sleepy Hollow to New York City takes an hour. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 2nd (Thu), deepen your understanding at National Museum of American Jewish History, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then take a stroll through Independence Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, and then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Lighthouses · Landmarks
Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the islands was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April 2, 2015.It is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 100sqmi, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States, after Long Island and Mount Desert Island. The island constitutes the bulk of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which also includes the Elizabeth Islands and the island of Nomans Land.The Vineyard was home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language developed on the island called Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL).The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents, although the summer population can swell to more than 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard's 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.

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