8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  4​h
1
Providence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Mystic
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Buffalo

2
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Colt State Park (in Bristol), Plymouth (Plimoth Plantation & Plymouth Rock) and Falmouth (Highfield Hall & Gardens, Shining Sea Bikeway, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal and contemplate the long history of The Stephen Hopkins House.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Providence itinerary planner.

Buffalo to Providence is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. July in Providence sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Mystic.

Things to do in Providence

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Falmouth, Plymouth, Cape Cod Canal, Colt State Park
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Highfield Hall & Gardens ©
Highfield Hall & Gardens
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Old Silver Beach ©
Old Silver Beach

1
night
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 16th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Mystic Seaport Museum, meet the residents at Mystic Aquarium, and then explore and take pictures at Charles W. Morgan.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mystic route maker site .

Traveling by train from Providence to Mystic takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Mystic sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum
Charles W. Morgan ©
Charles W. Morgan

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
On the 17th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then stroll through Boston Common.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston driving holiday tool .

You can take a train from Mystic to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 19th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, then see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, then steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Pickering Wharf.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Salem online attractions planner .

Salem is just a short distance from Boston. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

1
night
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 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Portland Head Light, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Salem to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

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