45 days in Continental USA Itinerary

45 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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New Haven
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Hartford
— 4 nights
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Mystic
— 4 nights
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Providence
— 4 nights
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Cambridge
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 7 nights
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Salem
— 4 nights
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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North Conway
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Lincoln
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Stowe
— 3 nights
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Burlington
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New Haven

— 3 nights
New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Get out of town with these interesting New Haven side-trips: Killingworth (A Place Called Hope & Chatfield Hollow State Park), Norwalk River Valley Trail (in Wilton) and iFloat (in Westport). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Escape New Haven, get a new perspective on nature at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, gain insight at Yale University, and play a few rounds at Great River Golf Club.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Haven visit planning tool.

Philadelphia to New Haven is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in New Haven can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Hartford

— 4 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hartford: Stanley park (in Westfield), Norman Rockwell Museum (in Stockbridge) and Adventure Rooms (in Middletown). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art, browse the exhibits of Old Sturbridge Village, take an in-depth tour of The Mark Twain House & Museum, and stop by Ozzie's Glass Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hartford online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from New Haven to Hartford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Hartford sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mystic

— 4 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mystic: Main Street Park, Essex Village (in Essex), Ray of Light Farm (in East Haddam) and Prudence Crandall Museum (in Canterbury). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino, look and learn at Mystic Seaport Museum, head outdoors with Sculpture Grounds, and get engrossed in the history at Tantaquidgeon Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mystic online day trip planner.

You can drive from Hartford to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Providence.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Providence

— 4 nights

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Providence side-trips: Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum & Herring Cove Beach), New Bedford Whaling Museum (in New Bedford) and Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with La Gondola, stop by Sweenor's Chocolates, relax and rejuvenate at Quality Massage Now, and admire the majestic nature at Colt State Park.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Providence journey website.

Getting from Mystic to Providence by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Providence can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Providence

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Cambridge

— 5 nights

Distinguished for Classical Learning and New Institutions

Best known as the location of two internationally renowned universities, Cambridge sits just across the Charles River from Boston.
Get out of town with these interesting Cambridge side-trips: Wellesley College Greenhouses (in Wellesley), Concord (Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Walden Pond State Reservation, &more) and The Wayside Inn Grist Mill (in Sudbury). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at Red Fox Escapes, get a new perspective on nature at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, stroll around Cambridge Common, and look for gifts at Brookline Booksmith.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cambridge route planner.

Traveling by car from Providence to Cambridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Boston

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Milk and Honey Bazaar (in Tiverton), Newport (Cliff Walk & The Breakers) and Plymouth (Plimoth Patuxet & Plymouth Rock). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, wander the streets of North End, and get curious at Museum of Science.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston travel planning site.

Boston is just a short distance from Cambridge. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Salem

— 4 nights

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salem: Gloucester (Ravenswood Park, Fishermen's Memorial Monument, &more) and Old First Parish Burying Ground (in Rockport). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on Salem Food Tours, stop by Crow Haven Corner, explore the activities along Essex River, and get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salem sightseeing planner.

Getting from Boston to Salem by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in December, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 3 nights
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Cider Hill Farm (in Amesbury), Manchester (Currier Museum of Art & Millyard Museum) and Concord (Kimball-Jenkins Estate & Concord Craft Brewing Company). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Granite State Growler Tours, sample the fine beverages at Smoky Quartz Distillery, test your problem-solving skills at Hour House Escape Room, and stop by Tendercrop Farm.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth online holiday planner.

Drive from Salem to Portsmouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in December, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Conway

— 2 nights
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Kancamagus Highway, look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Jackson Art Studio & Gallery. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge, then get in on the family fun at Story Land, then admire the masterpieces at The Museum of White Mountain Art at Jackson, and finally stop by Ravenwood Curio Shoppe.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our North Conway trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Portsmouth to North Conway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In December in North Conway, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 2 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): walk around Cascade Park, see Off-Road Tours, and then learn about winemaking at Seven Birches Winery. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, and then take in the views from Riverwalk Covered Bridge.

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

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Conway in December, things will get slightly colder in Lincoln: highs are around 34°F and lows about 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stowe

— 3 nights

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Change things up with these side-trips from Stowe: Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks (in Montpelier), Montshire Museum of Science (in Norwich) and Quechee (Quechee Gorge & Vermont Toy Museum). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Long Trail, take a memorable drive along Smugglers Notch State Park, and hike along Stowe Recreation Path.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stowe road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Stowe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. December in Stowe sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burlington

— 3 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burlington: Maple View Farm Alpacas (in Brandon) and Mt. Philo State Park (in Charlotte). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, sample the tasty concoctions at Queen City Brewery, grab your bike and head to Shelburne Bay Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Vintage Photography Emporium.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Burlington online road trip planner.

You can drive from Stowe to Burlington in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Burlington when traveling from Stowe in December, with lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.

Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.