38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Falmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Wellfleet
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Plymouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Quincy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Lexington
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Concord
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Danvers
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Salem
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
11
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Biddeford Pool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Derry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
York Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
15
Rowley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
16
North Andover
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
17
Marblehead
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
18
Saugus
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Washington DC

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Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard

Menemsha ©
Menemsha is a small fishing village located in the town of Chilmark on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Aquinnah Lighthouse.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Menemsha online trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Menemsha is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Menemsha at 55°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Menemsha

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary, Menemsha Hills, Aquinnah Lighthouse, Cottage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills
Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary ©
Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary
Cottage Museum ©
Cottage Museum

3
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Step out of the city life by going to Shining Sea Bikeway and Falmouth Heights Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Marine Biological Laboratory and Falmouth Museums on the Green. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), pause for some serene contemplation at St Barnabas Memorial Church, kick back and relax at Stony Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Nobska Point Lighthouse.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Falmouth vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Menemsha to Falmouth takes 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Falmouth can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wellfleet.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Woods Hole Science Aquarium ©
Woods Hole Science Aquarium
Nobska Point Lighthouse ©
Nobska Point Lighthouse
St Barnabas Memorial Church ©
St Barnabas Memorial Church

1
night
Wellfleet

Wellfleet ©
Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Transfiguration, contemplate the long history of Marconi Wireless Station, then get to know the fascinating history of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally hike along Great Island Trail.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wellfleet tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Falmouth to Wellfleet takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Wellfleet can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Wellfleet

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Church of the Transfiguration
Highlights from your plan
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Marconi Wireless Station ©
Marconi Wireless Station
Great Island Trail ©
Great Island Trail

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nights
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
On the 7th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, then steep yourself in history at Jabez Howland House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Brewster Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Fall River Historical Society, take an in-depth tour of Pilgrim Hall Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Mayflower Society House and Library.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Plymouth trip maker app .

Drive from Wellfleet to Plymouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Quincy.

Things to do in Plymouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fall River Historical Society
Highlights from your plan
Pilgrim Hall Museum ©
Pilgrim Hall Museum
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Fall River Historical Society ©
Fall River Historical Society

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Quincy

Quincy ©
Quincy is the largest city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the waterfront activity at Marina Bay, then tee off at Granite Links Golf Club, and then contemplate the long history of Borderland State Park. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of United First Parish Church, stroll the grounds of Hancock Cemetery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Norris Reservation.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Quincy trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Plymouth to Quincy in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Quincy can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Quincy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Borderland State Park, Norris Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Marina Bay ©
Marina Bay
Borderland State Park
Borderland State Park
Hancock Cemetery ©
Hancock Cemetery

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nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Lexington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. You've now added Lexington Visitors Center to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get all the information you need at Lexington Visitors Center, get engrossed in the history at Buckman Tavern, see the interesting displays at The Telephone Museum, then examine the collection at Griffin Museum of Photography, and finally see the interesting displays at Stonehurst The Robert Treat Paine Estate. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, hike along Brook Path, and then examine the collection at Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA).

For photos and tourist information, read our Lexington sightseeing planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Quincy to Lexington. In April, daytime highs in Lexington are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Concord.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Waltham, Griffin Museum of Photography, Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Brook Path
Highlights from your plan
Buckman Tavern ©
Buckman Tavern
Griffin Museum of Photography ©
Griffin Museum of Photography
The Telephone Museum ©
The Telephone Museum

2
nights
Concord

Concord ©
Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Walden Pond State Reservation, steep yourself in history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, snap pictures at North Bridge, then contemplate the long history of The Old Manse, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Robbins House. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ralph Waldo Emerson House, hike along Battle Road Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, and finally get lost in a book at Chelmsford Public Library.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Concord trip planning app .

Concord is just a stone's throw from Lexington. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Danvers.

Things to do in Concord

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chelmsford Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
North Bridge ©
North Bridge
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

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nights
Danvers

Danvers ©
Danvers is a town (and census-designated place) in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, located on the Danvers River near the northeastern coast of Massachusetts. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, then examine the collection at Rebecca Nurse Homestead, then admire the masterpieces at Addison Gallery of American Art, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Endicott Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Glen Magna Farms, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at 1634 Meadery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wenham Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Danvers day trip planning site .

You can drive from Concord to Danvers in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Danvers are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Danvers

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Wenham Museum, Addison Gallery of American Art, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, 1634 Meadery
Highlights from your plan
Rebecca Nurse Homestead ©
Rebecca Nurse Homestead
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse ©
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

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Gloucester

Gloucester
The still waters off the Gloucester shore are immortalized in paintings and prints produced by the hundreds of artists who visit this town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Ann Museum. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Maritime Gloucester, get engrossed in the history at Cape Ann Museum, then admire the striking features of Sargent House Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Front Beach. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Coolidge Reservation, examine the collection at Essex Shipbuilding Museum, then steep yourself in history at Cogswell's Grant, and finally don't miss a visit to Rockport Breakwater.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gloucester travel planner .

Gloucester is just a short distance from Danvers. In April in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Gloucester

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Essex, Rockport, Coolidge Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Cape Ann Museum
Cape Ann Museum
Front Beach ©
Front Beach
Coolidge Reservation ©
Coolidge Reservation

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nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Notch Brewery & Tap Room, Cashunt Salem - Private Games, The Pickering House, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Phillips House, admire the striking features of Ropes Mansion, look for gifts at The Coven's Cottage, admire the landmark architecture of Gedney House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Episcopal Church, and finally admire the striking features of Narbonne House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Winter Island Park, get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum, then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burial Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Breakheart Reservation.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salem road trip tool .

Salem is just a short distance from Gloucester. April in Salem sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Marblehead, Breakheart Reservation
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Phillips House ©
Phillips House
The Custom House ©
The Custom House

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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.
Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard Art Museums will appeal to museum buffs. Castle Island and Mount Auburn Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. When in Boston, make a side trip to see National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette in Attleboro, approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Boston Children's Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of HarborWalk, get a new perspective on nature at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at Old State House.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston tour itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Salem to Boston in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Boston are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Biddeford Pool.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cambridge, National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette
Highlights from your plan
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
The Harvard Museum of Natural History ©

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Biddeford Pool

Biddeford Pool ©
Wood Island Lighthouse has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Sanctuary and then visit a coastal fixture at Wood Island Lighthouse.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Biddeford Pool travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boston to Biddeford Pool. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Biddeford Pool when traveling from Boston in April, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Derry.

Things to do in Biddeford Pool

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Winslow Homer's Studio
Highlights from your plan
Wood Island Lighthouse ©
Wood Island Lighthouse
Winslow Homer's Studio ©
Winslow Homer's Studio
East Point Sanctuary ©
East Point Sanctuary

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nights
Derry

Derry ©
Derry is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: hike along Massabesic Audubon Center, then do a tasting at Sweet Baby Vineyard, then stroll through Plaistow Town Forest, and finally explore the historical opulence of Searles Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Derry attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Biddeford Pool to Derry with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to York Harbor.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Windham, Kingston State Park, Plaistow Town Forest, Sweet Baby Vineyard, Zorvino Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Plaistow Town Forest ©
Plaistow Town Forest
Searles Castle ©
Searles Castle
Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site ©

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York Harbor

York Harbor ©
York Harbor is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of York in York County, Maine, United States. Old Gaol has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Old York Historical Society, contemplate the long history of Old Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Perkins House, and finally head outdoors with Fisherman's Walk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the York Harbor trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Derry to York Harbor. In April in York Harbor, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rowley.

Things to do in York Harbor

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

York
Highlights from your plan
Old Gaol ©
Old Gaol
Elizabeth Perkins House ©
Elizabeth Perkins House
Old York Historical Society ©
Old York Historical Society

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nights
Rowley

Rowley ©
Rowley is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Mill River Winery has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Ipswich Ale Brewery and then learn about winemaking at Mill River Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Mill Pond Recreation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, and then stroll through Crane Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rowley itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from York Harbor to Rowley with the Route module. April in Rowley sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to North Andover.

Things to do in Rowley

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ipswich, Mill Pond Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Crane Beach ©
Crane Beach
Mill Pond Recreation Area ©
Mill Pond Recreation Area
Greenwood Farm ©
Greenwood Farm

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nights
North Andover

North Andover ©
North Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Stevens-Coolidge Place has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Lowell National Historical Park, examine the collection at Mogan Cultural Center, and then steep yourself in history at Stevens-Coolidge Place.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our North Andover tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rowley to North Andover. In May, daytime highs in North Andover are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marblehead.

Things to do in North Andover

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lowell
Highlights from your plan
Stevens-Coolidge Place ©
Stevens-Coolidge Place
Lowell National Historical Park ©
Lowell National Historical Park
Mogan Cultural Center ©
Mogan Cultural Center

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Marblehead

Marblehead ©
Marblehead is a coastal New England town in Essex County, Massachusetts. You've now added The Jeremiah Lee Mansion to your itinerary. Visit Chandler Hovey Park and King Hooper Mansion for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Marblehead Museum and J.O.J. Frost Gallery. There's lots more to do: stroll around Fort Sewall, learn about all things military at Abbot Hall Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Bluff Park, and look for gifts at Stowaway Sweets.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marblehead trip itinerary app .

Explore your travel options from North Andover to Marblehead with the Route module. May in Marblehead sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saugus.

Things to do in Marblehead

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Beach Bluff Park
Highlights from your plan
Crowninshield Island ©
Crowninshield Island
Chandler Hovey Park ©
Chandler Hovey Park
King Hooper Mansion ©
King Hooper Mansion

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Saugus

Saugus ©
Saugus is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saugus Iron Works. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get your game on at Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course, then identify plant and animal life at Whip Hill, then enjoy the sand and surf at Revere Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Grand Army Of The Republic Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saugus day trip planning app .

Saugus is just a stone's throw from Marblehead. In May, daily temperatures in Saugus can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saugus

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Revere Beach, Grand Army Of The Republic Museum, Beanstalk Adventure Ropes Course, Whip Hill
Highlights from your plan
Revere Beach ©
Revere Beach
Saugus Iron Works ©
Saugus Iron Works
Grand Army Of The Republic Museum ©

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