8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Mystic
— 1 day
Drive
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Hyannis
— 1 night
Drive
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Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly
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Boston
— 2 nights
Fly

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Mystic

— 1 day
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Misquamicut State Beach, glide peacefully along the water with Paddle Mystic, and then kick your exploration up a notch at Fields Of Fire Adventure Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mystic planner.

New York City to Mystic is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, Mystic is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Beaches

Side Trip

Newport

— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Breakers, get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, then see the world from above with Newport Helicopter Tours, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Newport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Hyannis

— 1 night

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, and then stroll through Craigville Beach.

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

Getting from Newport to Hyannis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Hyannis, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hyannis

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown

— 3 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Visiting Nauset Beach and Long Point will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Cape Cod National Seashore and Herring Cove Beach. When in Provincetown, make a side trip to see Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, approximately Eastham away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach, stroll through Marconi Beach, and explore the galleries of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Provincetown trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Hyannis to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Provincetown sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Boston.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then walk around Boston Public Garden, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boston online trip maker.

Fly from Provincetown to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In August in Boston, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.

Cape Cod travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.