8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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New London
— 1 night
Drive
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Hartford
— 2 nights
Bus to Boston, Fly to Pittsburgh

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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 26th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, then don't miss a visit to Portland Observatory, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

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Pittsburgh to Portland is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Portland when traveling from Pittsburgh in September, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 27th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Strawbery Banke Museum and then get outside with Gundalow Company.

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You can drive from Portland to Portsmouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Boston

— 1 night

Beantown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stop by North End.

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Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Newport

— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
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Drive from Boston to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to New London.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Museums

New London

— 1 night
New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a tour by water with Mystic Whaler Cruises, then explore the world behind art at Slater Memorial Museum, and then try your luck at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New London day trip planner.

You can drive from Newport to New London in 1.5 hours. September in New London sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Hartford.

Things to do in New London

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Hartford

— 2 nights
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): walk around Stanley park, make a trip to Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden, and then get outside with Skydive Danielson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): whizz through the canopy at The Adventure Park at Storrs and then contemplate the long history of The Mark Twain House & Museum.

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Traveling by car from New London to Hartford takes an hour. In October in Hartford, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.