8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

8 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland
— 1 night
North Conway
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Train to Boston Back Bay Station, Fly to Tel Aviv



— 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light and then grab your bike and head to Spring Point Shoreway. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Portland is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Portland is minus 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in October, with highs in Portland at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

North Conway

— 2 nights
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 12th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, take in the views from Saco River Covered Bridge, and then cruise along Kancamagus Highway. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Ledge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and finally admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our North Conway trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to North Conway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips


— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mansfield State Forest, then hike along Stowe Recreation Path, and then cruise along Smugglers Notch State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Stowe day trip planning tool.

You can drive from North Conway to Stowe in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in October, Stowe is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails


— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Ocean Drive Historic District, see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport travel route tool.

You can drive from Stowe to Newport in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Newport when traveling from Stowe in October, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mystic.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks


— 2 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Mystic Seaport Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, and then try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mystic fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Newport to Mystic takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October in Mystic, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Childrens Museums · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Maine travel guide

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

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

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.

Rhode Island travel guide

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.

Connecticut travel guide

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.