7 days in Continental USA Itinerary

7 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Mystic
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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North Conway
— 1 night
Drive
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Franconia
— 1 night
Drive
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Stowe
— 1 night
Drive to Plattsburgh, Fly to Clarksburg
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Weston
— 1 day
Fly

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Mystic

— 1 night
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Mystic Seaport Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, and then immerse yourself in nature at Harkness Memorial State Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mystic trip itinerary planner.

Houston to Mystic is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Mystic. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in July: high temperatures in Mystic hover around 80°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Newport

— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 26th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, then examine the collection at The Breakers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, and finally cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newport tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Mystic to Newport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

North Conway

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths, and then explore and take pictures at Kancamagus Highway.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the North Conway driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Newport to North Conway in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in North Conway when traveling from Newport in July, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Franconia

— 1 night
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 28th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Franconia trip planning site.

Drive from North Conway to Franconia in an hour. Traveling from North Conway in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Franconia, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Stowe

— 1 night

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest and then stroll through Stowe Recreation Path.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stowe visit planner.

Traveling by car from Franconia to Stowe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Stowe can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Weston.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Weston

— 1 day
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Weston road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Stowe to Weston in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Weston when traveling from Stowe in July, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Connecticut travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Aquariums · Theaters
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.

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.

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.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.