7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Mystic
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Providence
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Salem
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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North Conway
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Burlington
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Hartford
— 1 night
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Mystic

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 26th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium and then see the sky in a new way at Mystic Seaport Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mystic online holiday builder.

New York City to Mystic is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get slightly colder in Mystic: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Providence.

Things to do in Mystic

Tours · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums

Providence

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Lippitt House Museum.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Providence trip maker.

You can drive from Mystic to Providence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Salem

— 1 night

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 27th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Pickering Wharf, see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Peabody Essex Museum, and finally stroll around Salem Witch Trials Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Salem Maritime National Historic Site and then get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salem trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Providence to Salem in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Portland

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Eastern Cemetery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to North Conway.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites

North Conway

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): look for gifts at Naked Bohemian, then look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our North Conway trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Portland to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in North Conway, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Burlington.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Burlington

— 2 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for gifts at Lake Champlain Chocolates, stroll around Waterfront Park, then trek along Burlington Bike Path, and finally hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Burlington day trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Burlington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September in Burlington, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Shopping · Trails · Outdoors

Hartford

— 1 night
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hog River Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Old Sturbridge Village.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hartford online itinerary planner.

Drive from Burlington to Hartford in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

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.