45 days in Continental USA Itinerary

45 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Drive to Portland International Jetport, Fly to Indianapolis International Airport
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Indianapolis
Drive
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Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 2 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Omaha
— 1 day
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North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mystic
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cleveland
— 3 nights
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Indianapolis

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, have fun at Hinkle Fieldhouse, and then hike along Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Indianapolis road trip planning app.

Augusta to Indianapolis is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Augusta in May, things will get a bit warmer in Indianapolis: highs are around 73°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Kentucky Horse Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kentucky Derby Museum and Room Escape Games. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Louisville: Keeneland (in Lexington) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). There's more to do: have fun at Churchill Downs.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville visit planner.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Louisville sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Nature

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 21st (Tue), meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, then experience rural life at Grant’s Farm, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip site.

You can drive from Louisville to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Branson

— 2 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and then get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum. On the next day, browse the different shops at Branson Landing, then take some stellar pictures from College of the Ozarks, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Branson vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Dead Horse Point State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Attractions like Canyonlands National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours make great kid-friendly stops.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Branson to Moab in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Branson in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Moab, with lows of 49°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Mob Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moab to Las Vegas. Traveling from Moab in May, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Explore hidden gems such as Muir Woods National Monument and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Lower Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, and hike along Avalanche Peak Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online vacation builder.

Fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 34°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Omaha

— 1 day

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): visit Old Market, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Omaha trip builder tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Omaha in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Omaha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Omaha, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to North Conway.

Things to do in Omaha

Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Flume Gorge and Mt. Washington Auto Road. Get outdoors at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park and Kancamagus Highway. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths and look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read North Conway online travel planner.

You can fly from Omaha to North Conway in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Omaha to North Conway due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Omaha in June, with highs in North Conway at 75°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bring the kids along to Cadillac Mountain and Land Bridge to Bar Island. Escape the urban bustle at Shore Path and Park Loop Road. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor day trip website.

You can drive from North Conway to Bar Harbor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from North Conway in June: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 68°F and lows are around 52°F. You will leave for Boston on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Plimoth Patuxet. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of North End, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Boston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bar Harbor in June, with highs in Boston at 76°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mystic

— 1 night
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a memorable tour with Mystic Seaport Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mystic day trip app.

Drive from Boston to Mystic in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to New York City.

Things to do in Mystic

Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Get some historical perspective at The Met Cloisters and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. And it doesn't end there: walk around Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

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Traveling by car from Mystic to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mystic in June, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 80°F and lows about 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eastern State Penitentiary. Change things up with these side-trips from Philadelphia: Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing (in Lawrenceville), Cloverdale Farm County Park (in Barnegat) and Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Philadelphia route builder website.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 3 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy some friendly competition at Bay Lanes Bowling and then cool off at Cedar Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, browse the exhibits of A Christmas Story House, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally catch a live event at Progressive Field.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland road trip website.

Getting from Philadelphia to Cleveland by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Utah travel guide

4.7
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

Nevada travel guide

4.3
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.