59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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59 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 16 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Richmond
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
4
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Norfolk
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Portland
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Kennebunkport
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Salem
— 5 nights
train:  30​min
9
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
End: New York City

16
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.
You've added The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Tenement Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Stone Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge and Shawangunk Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River), Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway (in Manasquan) and Happy Landings Farm (in Brookfield). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, take a peaceful walk through Stokes State Forest, hike along Derby Greenway, and take in the dramatic scenery at Stony Kill Falls.

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If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In February in New York City, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerhonkson, New Paltz, Stone Church, Holtsville Ecology Site, Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art

9
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
You've now added Elfreth's Alley to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Sunset Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Air Mobility Command Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape May (Emlen Physick Estate & Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum), Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Independence Hall, get curious at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, tour the pleasant surroundings at Timber Creek Park, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

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Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cape May, Longwood Gardens, Timber Creek Park, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Delaware Rock Gym
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

4
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pocahontas State Park and Stratford Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (Mary Washington House, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, & more) and George Washington Birthplace National Monument (in Colonial Beach). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Fan District, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, stroll the grounds of Blandford Church and Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at The Valentine First Freedom Center.

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Fly from Philadelphia to Richmond in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in March, you will find days in Richmond are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Tom Leonard's Farmer's Market, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Stratford Hall
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
White House of the Confederacy ©
White House of the Confederacy
Blandford Church and Cemetery ©
Blandford Church and Cemetery

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Historic Christ Church, then contemplate the long history of Bassett Hall, then contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, and finally explore the striking landscape of Colonial National Historic Park. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Colonial Williamsburg, then stroll through Newport News Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg travel planner .

Take a train from Richmond to Williamsburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Norfolk.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Historic Christ Church, Newport News Park
Highlights from your plan
Historic Christ Church ©
Historic Christ Church
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne

3
nights
Norfolk

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Norfolk tour planner.

Drive from Williamsburg to Norfolk in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Norfolk can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Norfolk

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Virginia Beach, St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, Fort Monroe's Casemate Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum ©
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to King Pine and Presidential Rail Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Black Mountain and Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center (in Gorham), Black Cap Hiking Trail (in North Conway) and Wildcat Mountain (in Jackson). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, see the interesting displays at Maine Jewish Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get a new perspective on nature at Maine State Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland itinerary builder website .

Fly from Norfolk to Portland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Norfolk in April, expect Portland to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Jackson, Gorham, White Mountain National Forest, Fishing Charters & Tours, King Pine
Highlights from your plan
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center ©
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Wildcat Mountain ©
Wildcat Mountain

9
nights
Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to White Mountains and Marginal Way Walkway. Get a sense of the local culture at Perkins Cove and Mount Agamenticus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kennebunkport: Abacus (in Ogunquit), Fisherman's Walk (in York Harbor) and Wolfeboro (Clark House Museum, Wright Museum of WWII, & more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gunstock Mountain Resort, admire the majestic nature at Odiorne Point State Park, learn about winemaking at Sap House Meadery, and examine the collection at New Hampshire Telephone Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kennebunkport itinerary planner .

Drive from Portland to Kennebunkport in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kennebunkport can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wolfeboro, York, Ogunquit, Dover, Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
White Mountains ©
White Mountains

5
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plum Island and Maudslay State Park. Millyard Museum and Peabody Essex Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salem: Zorvino Vineyards (in Sandown), Addison Gallery of American Art (in Andover) and Wolf Hollow (in Ipswich). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sea views from Chandler Hovey Park, contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, and don't miss a visit to Independence Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Salem road trip planner.

You can drive from Kennebunkport to Salem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kennebunkport in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Salem, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Marblehead, Manchester, Newburyport, Wolf Hollow, Rebecca Nurse Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Maudslay State Park ©
Maudslay State Park
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The Elms and Newbury Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Boston to go to Newport and see Marble House, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, steep yourself in history at Old North Church & Historic Site, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Boston trip planner.

Boston is just a stone's throw from Salem. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Newport
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site
The Elms
The Elms

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