51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Denver
Fly:  10 h
1
Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
2
Hampton
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Boston
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Providence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Hartford
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Bennington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
New York City
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Ocean City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Dover
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Baltimore
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
14
Washington DC
— 8 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Denver

3
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shore Path and Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum. Abbe Museum and Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, head outdoors with Dorr Mountain, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Eagle Lake Acadia National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online travel route planner.

Denver to Bar Harbor is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in May, expect nights in Bar Harbor to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Hampton.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Dorr Mountain, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park ©
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail ©
Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail

3
nights
Hampton

Hampton ©
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 6th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Wallis Sands State Beach, thenenjoy the sea views from Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, and finally stroll through Hampton Beach State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenvisit Hampton Airfield, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smuttynose Brewing.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hampton road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bar Harbor to Hampton. When traveling from Bar Harbor in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hampton: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Hampton

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Wallis Sands State Beach, Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden
Highlights from your plan
Wallis Sands State Beach ©
Wallis Sands State Beach
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse ©
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Appreciate the collections at USS Constitution Museum and Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of North End, pause for some photo ops at Bunker Hill Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of HarborWalk, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Boston route tool.

Getting from Hampton to Boston by car takes about an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Providence.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Harvard Art Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
North End ©
North End

3
nights
Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
RISD Museum and Lippitt House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Roger Williams National Memorial and East Bay Bike Path will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Benefit Street, admire the striking features of Providence Performing Arts Center, browse the collection at Providence Athenaeum, and deepen your understanding at Brown University.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Providence trip app.

Getting from Boston to Providence by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

East Bay Bike Path
Highlights from your plan
Roger Williams National Memorial ©
Roger Williams National Memorial
Lippitt House Museum ©
Lippitt House Museum
RISD Museum ©
RISD Museum

3
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Ancient Burying Ground and Cathedral of St Joseph will appeal to history buffs. Dinosaur State Park and Museum Of Connecticut History will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Church of Christ in Hartford, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, and examine the collection at CRRA Trash Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hartford visit planning site.

Drive from Providence to Hartford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bennington.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dinosaur State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St Joseph ©
Cathedral of St Joseph
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center ©
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Dinosaur State Park ©
Dinosaur State Park

2
nights
Bennington

Bennington ©
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and Lye Brook Falls. Get some historical perspective at The Old First Church and Park–McCullough Historic House. When in Bennington, make a side trip to see Equinox Preservation Trust in Manchester, approximately Manchester away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Bennington Museum, take a memorable drive along Molly Stark Trail, stop by Fiddlehead at Four Corners, and take in the views from Burt Henry Covered Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bennington online road trip planner.

Drive from Hartford to Bennington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hartford in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bennington, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Bennington

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Manchester, Williams College Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Park–McCullough Historic House ©
Park–McCullough Historic House
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home ©
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Williams College Museum of Art ©
Williams College Museum of Art

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New York State Museum and Washington Park. Popular historic sites such as Shaker Heritage Society and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at USS Slater DE-766, look for all kinds of wild species at Albany Pine Bush Preserve, browse the exhibits of Schuyler Mansion, and appreciate the history behind New York State Women Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bennington to Albany takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Albany sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766
Schuyler Mansion ©
Schuyler Mansion

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 25th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Maid of the Mist, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, thenmake a trip to Schoellkopf Power Station, thenget engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and finally trek along Niagara Gorge Trail. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls online route builder.

You can drive from Albany to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In May in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail

6
nights
New York City

New York City
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Museum-lovers will get to explore New York Public Library and The Morgan Library & Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and wander the streets of Greenwich Village.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City online route planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Niagara Falls in May, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

4
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Rodin Museum and Battleship New Jersey will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Independence Hall and Masonic Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Franklin Court, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schuylkill River Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia online journey planner.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Battleship New Jersey
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens ©
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Rodin Museum ©
Rodin Museum

3
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): try for a hole-in-one at Congo Falls Adventure Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, thenputt your heart out at Pirate Island Golf, thentake a stroll through Downtown Ocean City, and finally putt your heart out at Haunted Golf.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocean City online vacation planner.

Drive from Philadelphia to Ocean City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ocean City can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dover.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Cape May Point, South Cape May Meadows
Highlights from your plan
Congo Falls Adventure Golf ©
Congo Falls Adventure Golf
Cape May Bird Observatory ©
Cape May Bird Observatory
South Cape May Meadows ©
South Cape May Meadows

2
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Johnson Victrola Museum and Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. You'll explore and learn at Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center and Biggs Museum of American Art. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Episcopal Church, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, let little ones run wild at Smyrna Rest Area, and try to win big at Dover Downs Casino.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dover online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Dover takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dover are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Baltimore.

Things to do in Dover

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Smyrna
Highlights from your plan
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village ©
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
Biggs Museum of American Art ©
Biggs Museum of American Art

2
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
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.
On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Federal Hill Park, thentake an in-depth tour of Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, and finally see the interesting displays at USS Torsk.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baltimore trip builder website.

Drive from Dover to Baltimore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Baltimore are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Federal Hill Park ©
Federal Hill Park
Maryland Historical Society ©
Maryland Historical Society
USS Torsk ©
USS Torsk

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Alexandria's Christ Church are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC attractions site.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Washington DC takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alexandria, Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art