8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly:  5​h
1
Providence
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Mystic
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
North Conway
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Burlington
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Charleston

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hours
Providence

Providence ©
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 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at RISD Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Providence visit planning app .

Charleston to Providence is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Charleston in August, expect Providence to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Providence

Museums
Highlights from your plan
RISD Museum ©
RISD Museum

1
night
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mystic Aquarium, and then contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mystic holiday site .

Drive from Providence to Mystic in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Mystic sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Olde Mistick Village ©
Olde Mistick Village

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, then examine the collection at The Breakers, then get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Newport road trip tool .

Drive from Mystic to Newport in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August in Newport, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Portsmouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, and finally trek along Beth Condon Pathway.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portland holiday planning site .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Portland in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Beth Condon Pathway, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

1
night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Cadillac Mountain
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

1
night
North Conway

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.
On the 4th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and then admire all the interesting features of Kancamagus Highway.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our North Conway trip planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to North Conway in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. In September in North Conway, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Burlington.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

1
night
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): trek along Burlington Bike Path, hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace, and then see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Burlington trip app .

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. September in Burlington sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Shelburne Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path
Church Street Marketplace ©
Church Street Marketplace

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