54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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Watertown
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Burlington
— 3 nights
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Mount Washington
— 1 night
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 5 nights
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Providence
— 4 nights
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New Haven
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Ocean City
— 4 nights
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Wilmington
— 3 nights
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Baltimore
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 4 nights
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Nags Head
— 2 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
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Brunswick
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Watertown

— 1 night
Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): head off the coast to Heart Island and then head off the coast to Antique Boat Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Watertown trip planner.

Rochester to Watertown is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You will leave for Burlington on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Watertown

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Burlington

— 3 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Explore Burlington's surroundings by going to D.A.R. State Park (in Addison), Ticonderoga (Star Trek Original Series Set Tour & Mt. Defiance) and Crown Point State Historic Site (in Crown Point). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Stowe Recreation Path, see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, explore the activities along Mad River, and grab your bike and head to Shelburne Bay Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Burlington trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Watertown to Burlington by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Burlington, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Washington.

Things to do in Burlington

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Washington

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Mount Washington State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jewell Trail, then experience rural life at Hatch Orchard, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Mount Washington Valley.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mount Washington trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Burlington to Mount Washington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Burlington, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Mount Washington, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Mount Washington

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Portland

— 3 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Wright Museum of WWII (in Wolfeboro), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Wells Reserve at Laudholm (in Wells). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Westbrook River Walk, and grab your bike and head to Beth Condon Pathway.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Portland route planner.

Drive from Mount Washington to Portland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Mount Washington in June, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Portland: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: The Jenney (in Plymouth), Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens) and Stanley park (in Westfield). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Edward Gorey House, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and see the interesting displays at Museum of African American History.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Portland in June since evenings lows in Boston dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Providence.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Providence: Colt State Park (in Bristol), Beavertail Lighthouse and Park (in Jamestown) and Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery (in North Smithfield). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, enjoy the sea views from Nobska Point Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Lizzie Borden House, and admire the striking features of Providence Athenaeum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Providence journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Boston to Providence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. June in Providence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in Providence

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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. Venture out of the city with trips to New Britain Museum of American Art (in New Britain), Elizabeth Park (in West Hartford) and Thames River Heritage Park (in New London). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, learn about all things military at USS Nautilus, and examine the collection at Osborne Homestead Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Haven journey site.

You can drive from Providence to New Haven in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planning tool.

Drive from New Haven to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Ocean City

— 4 nights
Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Explore Ocean City's surroundings by going to Cape May (Cape May Lighthouse & Cape May City Beaches) and Wildwood Beach (in Wildwood). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Cape May County Park & Zoo, visit Ocean City Beach, let little ones run wild at Playland's Castaway Cove, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ocean City trip maker app.

You can drive from New York City to Ocean City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July in Ocean City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wilmington: Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Chanticleer (in Wayne).

Plan a trip to Wilmington easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Wilmington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Baltimore.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Explore Baltimore's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (North Carolina Monument, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, meet the residents at National Aquarium, make a trip to National Katyn Memorial, and explore the striking landscape of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baltimore online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Wilmington to Baltimore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally appreciate the history behind Washington Monument. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip app.

You can drive from Baltimore to Washington DC in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Virginia Beach

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of Virginia Beach with an excursion to Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, take in the pleasant sights at Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial, and learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nags Head

— 2 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see Off-Road Tours, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, look for gifts at Salty Paws Biscuits, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

Plan a trip to Nags Head easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Nags Head in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Nags Head are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Hatteras Island

— 3 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum in Rodanthe (about 34 minutes away).

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hatteras Island visit site.

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Hatteras Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 4 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. When in Myrtle Beach, make a side trip to see Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, approximately Murrells Inlet away. There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach holiday planner.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Myrtle Beach in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of car and flight. In July in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brunswick.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Brunswick

— 4 nights
Brunswick is a city in and the county seat of Glynn County, Georgia, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Butler Island Plantation in Darien (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a splash at Summer Waves Water Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, and steep yourself in history at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brunswick attractions site.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Brunswick by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. August in Brunswick sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Brunswick

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Outer Banks travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · History Museums · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.