45 days in East Coast of USA & Vermont Itinerary

45 days in East Coast of USA & Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Baltimore
— 4 nights
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Dover
— 2 nights
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Rehoboth Beach
— 2 nights
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Beach Haven
— 2 nights
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Greenport
— 2 nights
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Hartford
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 4 nights
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Boston
— 5 nights
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Portsmouth
— 4 nights
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Kennebunkport
— 5 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
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Ludlow
— 4 nights
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Lake Champlain Islands
— 1 night
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Virginia Beach

— 1 night

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 19th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach online driving holiday planner.

Lynchburg to Virginia Beach is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lynchburg in August since evenings lows in Virginia Beach dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Baltimore.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Baltimore

— 4 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Change things up with these side-trips from Baltimore: Washington DC (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Air and Space Museum, &more). It doesn't end there: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Baltimore online tour planner.

Getting from Virginia Beach to Baltimore by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dover.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Dover

— 2 nights
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. On the 24th (Wed), wander the streets of Wilmington Riverwalk, then take an in-depth tour of Hagley Museum And Library, and then try your luck at Dover Downs Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Air Mobility Command Museum and then contemplate the long history of John Dickinson Plantation.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dover online vacation builder.

Drive from Baltimore to Dover in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Baltimore in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dover, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rehoboth Beach.

Things to do in Dover

Museums · Neighborhoods · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trip

Rehoboth Beach

— 2 nights

Nation's Summer Capital

The population of the city of Rehoboth Beach expands by 25,000 every summer.
On the 26th (Fri), kick back and relax at Dewey Beach and then kick back and relax at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lewes Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Henlopen State Park, and then look for gifts at Rehoboth Toy & Kite.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rehoboth Beach day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dover to Rehoboth Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rehoboth Beach are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Beach Haven.

Things to do in Rehoboth Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Beach Haven

— 2 nights
Beach Haven is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, that is located on Long Beach Island (LBI) and borders the Atlantic Ocean. Get out of town with these interesting Beach Haven side-trips: Barnegat Lighthouse State Park (in Barnegat Light) and Jackson (Six Flags Safari & Six Flags Hurricane Harbor). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Black Pearl Pirate Excursion, have some family-friendly fun at Fantasy Island Amusement Park, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of NJ Maritime History, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ship Bottom Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Beach Haven sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rehoboth Beach to Beach Haven in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Beach Haven can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Greenport.

Things to do in Beach Haven

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Greenport

— 2 nights
Nestled on the north fork of Long Island within a pastoral landscape of farms and vineyards, Greenport is a historic village best known for its waterfront walkway with a 36-horse vintage carousel as its centerpiece.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Long Island Aquarium, make a splash at Splish Splash, and then learn about winemaking at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Kontokosta Winery, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Greenport tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Beach Haven to Greenport takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Beach Haven, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Greenport, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Greenport

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hartford

— 3 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Get out of town with these interesting Hartford side-trips: Old Sturbridge Village (in Sturbridge) and Norman Rockwell Museum (in Stockbridge). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Mark Twain House & Museum, see the interesting displays at Dinosaur State Park, get in on the family fun at Six Flags New England, and ponder the world of politics at Connecticut State Capitol.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hartford day trip planning website.

You can drive from Greenport to Hartford in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Greenport in September, you will find days in Hartford are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Newport

— 4 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Provincetown (Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MacMillan Wharf, &more) and Falmouth (Coonamessett Farm, Shining Sea Bikeway, &more). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Cliff Walk, walk around Fort Adams State Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Wetherill State Park.

Plan my day in Newport using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hartford to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Newport, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Boston

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum (in Hyannis), Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth) and Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Boston attractions planner.

Drive from Newport to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Boston sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 4 nights
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. When in Portsmouth, make a side trip to see Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, approximately Manchester away. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at New Hampshire Brews Cruise, don't miss a visit to Market Square, get engrossed in the history at USS Albacore Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip maker.

Getting from Boston to Portsmouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Portsmouth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Kennebunkport

— 5 nights
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, explore the galleries of Seashore Trolley Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kennebunkport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Kennebunkport takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Portsmouth in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Kennebunkport, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 5 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, approximately Winter Harbor away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hike along Precipice Trail, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Ludlow.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Ludlow

— 4 nights
Explore Ludlow's surroundings by going to Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (in Manchester), Quechee Gorge (in Quechee) and Sugarbush Farm (in Woodstock).

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ludlow tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Ludlow takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Champlain Islands.

Things to do in Ludlow

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Champlain Islands

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge and then step off the mainland to explore Burton Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Champlain Islands trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ludlow to Lake Champlain Islands. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Champlain Islands

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

Long Beach Island travel guide

4.1
Outdoor Activities · State Parks · Theme Parks

Long Island travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches · Lighthouses
Stretching northeast from New York Harbor to the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island is the largest island in the continental U.S. It technically includes the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, but generally refers to the suburban counties of Nassau and Suffolk exclusively. Known for its cookie-cutter suburban neighborhoods, the island is also home to a wealth of intriguing places to visit, including beaches, scenic countryside, wineries, and numerous historical sites. In the summer months, wealthy New Yorkers flock here to relax in their exclusive Hamptons properties.

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
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
Waterfalls · Theme Parks · 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.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

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.