8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Hartford
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Hartford
Drive
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New London
— 1 night
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Providence
Drive
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Boston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
Bus to Boston, Fly to Pittsburgh

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Hartford

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden and then get engrossed in the history at The Mark Twain House & Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hartford online journey maker.

Pittsburgh to Hartford is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to New London.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites · Museums

New London

— 1 night
New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New London trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Hartford to New London in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in New London

Outdoors · Tours
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Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the world from above with Newport Helicopter Tours, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and finally don't miss a visit to Cliff Walk.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Newport online holiday planner.

You can drive from New London to Newport in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You'll set off for Providence on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Trails

Providence

The Renaissance City

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 (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Lippitt House Museum and then get outside with La Gondola.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Providence attractions planner.

You can drive from Newport to Providence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Boston

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marginal Way Walkway in Ogunquit (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, take a stroll through North End, and stroll around Boston Common.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Providence to Boston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take a tour by water with Gundalow Company.

Discover how to plan a Portsmouth trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Boston to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Boston in October, Portsmouth is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Portland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory and then enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light.

Planning Portland trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Portsmouth to Portland by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.