6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Boston
— 1 night
Drive
2
Salem
Drive
3
Portland
Drive
4
Acadia National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kennebunkport
— 1 day
Fly
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Boston

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston visit planner.

San Francisco to Boston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Boston. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Historic Sites

Salem

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salem trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Boston to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Salem sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Portland

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.
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Portland driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 45°F. You'll set off for Acadia National Park on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Acadia National Park

— 1 night

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Acadia National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from Portland to Acadia National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Acadia National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Kennebunkport

— 1 day
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kennebunkport online holiday planner.

Drive from Acadia National Park to Kennebunkport in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. While traveling from Acadia National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kennebunkport, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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 19th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Washington DC road trip app.

Fly from Kennebunkport to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kennebunkport in May, with highs in Washington DC at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the striking features of Reliance Building, then make a trip to Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Buckingham Fountain.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chicago journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get a bit cooler in Chicago: highs are around 71°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks

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.