51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Fly to Rockland, Drive to Bar Harbor
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Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
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Hampton
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 5 nights
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Providence
— 3 nights
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Hartford
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bennington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ocean City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dover
— 2 nights
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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 8 nights
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Bar Harbor

— 3 nights
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 St. Saviour's Church : 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, look for gifts at Sherman's Books & Stationery, 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 combination of flight and car. 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 · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Hampton

— 3 nights
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, then enjoy the sea views from Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, then take in nature's colorful creations at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, and finally stroll through Hampton Beach State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the world from above with Hampton Airfield, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smuttynose Brewing Company.

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Drive from Bar Harbor to Hampton in 4 hours. While traveling from Bar Harbor, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hampton, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Hampton

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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 hidden gems such as Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Appreciate the collections at USS Constitution Museum and The Paul Revere House. 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 · Shopping

Side Trip

Providence

— 3 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.
RISD Museum and Roger Williams National Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Benefit Street and First Baptist Church in America will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: hike along East Bay Bike Path, get lost in a book at Providence Athenaeum, see a show at Providence Performing Arts Center, and steep yourself in history at The Stephen Hopkins House.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Providence tour builder app.

You can drive from Boston to Providence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Providence can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Hartford

— 3 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Ancient Burying Ground and First Church of Christ in Hartford will appeal to history buffs. Dinosaur State Park and Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Old State House, get engrossed in the history at Museum Of Connecticut History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Joseph, 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 train; or take a bus. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bennington

— 2 nights
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 The Old First Church. Get some historical perspective at Park–McCullough Historic House and New Catholic Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Bennington side-trips: Manchester (Equinox Preservation Trust & Lye Brook Falls). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Bennington Museum, snap pictures at Burt Henry Covered Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Molly Stark Trail, and don't miss a visit to Silk Road Covered Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bennington online trip planner.

Getting from Hartford to Bennington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hartford in May, Bennington is slightly colder at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Bennington

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Albany

— 3 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New York State Museum and Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Popular historic sites such as Shaker Heritage Society and Schuyler Mansion are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at USS Slater DE-766, walk around Washington Park, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 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 · Wildlife

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
On the 25th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Maid of the Mist, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then make a trip to Schoellkopf Power Station, then get 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, then take 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 take a train; or fly. 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 · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

New York City

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Frick Collection. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, race across the water with a speed boat tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip planner.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Philadelphia

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Rodin Museum and Franklin Court will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, steep yourself in history at Battleship New Jersey, examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Schuylkill River Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia road trip tool.

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ocean City

— 3 nights
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, then putt your heart out at Pirate Island Golf, then take 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 do a combination of train and taxi; or 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 travel to Dover.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dover

— 2 nights
Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. Step off the beaten path and head to Johnson Victrola Museum and Biggs Museum of American Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Christ Episcopal Church and Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Blue Earl Brewing Company, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, 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 · Classes

Side Trip

Baltimore

— 2 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.
On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Federal Hill Park, then take an in-depth tour of Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, then don'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

Washington DC

— 8 nights
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 Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens 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 much more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC route planner.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Washington DC takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Washington DC are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

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.

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.