8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Manchester
— 1 day
Drive
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Woodstock
— 1 night
Drive
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Stowe
— 1 night
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Bangor
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Acadia National Park
— 1 night
Fly

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Manchester

— 1 day
Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, the eleventh largest city in New England, and as of 2016 the largest city in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. On the 18th (Sat), sample the tasty concoctions at Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours, admire the masterpieces at Currier Museum of Art, and then explore the activities along Lake Massabesic.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manchester travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Manchester. September in Manchester sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Woodstock

— 1 night
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 19th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Billings Farm & Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Sugarbush Farm, then take in breathtaking views at Quechee Gorge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Eshqua Bog Natural Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Woodstock trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manchester to Woodstock in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Manchester in September since evenings lows in Woodstock dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Woodstock

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.
To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Stowe trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Woodstock to Stowe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Market Square and then get engrossed in the history at Strawbery Banke Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Stowe to Portsmouth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Stowe in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Portsmouth. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 21st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portland day trip planning website.

Drive from Portsmouth to Portland in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Portland

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Bangor

— 1 night
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): trek along Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail, examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, then appreciate the history behind Paul Bunyan Statue, and finally don't miss a visit to Stephen King's House.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bangor trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Portland to Bangor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bangor can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Bar Harbor

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 23rd (Thu), look for gifts at Christmas Spirit Shop, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shore Path.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor online vacation planner.

You can drive from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Adventure · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Acadia National Park

— 1 night

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
On the 24th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Park Loop Road and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park trip tool.

Acadia National Park is just a short distance from Bar Harbor. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.