8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
1
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bretton Woods
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Stowe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Boston
— 2 nights
End: Boston

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night
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.
You've now added Samuel Adams Brewery to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, take a stroll through Back Bay, then contemplate the long history of Buckman Tavern, and finally get to know the fascinating history of HarborWalk.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Boston. September in Boston sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Buckman Tavern
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Back Bay ©
Back Bay
Buckman Tavern ©
Buckman Tavern
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

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Portland

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Wadsworth-Longfellow House, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, then stroll the grounds of Eastern Cemetery, then enjoy the sea views from Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Gorges.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland route planner .

Drive from Boston to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, Portland is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bretton Woods.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Portland Breakwater Lighthouse
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Wadsworth-Longfellow House ©
Wadsworth-Longfellow House
Portland Breakwater Lighthouse ©
Portland Breakwater Lighthouse
Maine Mead Works ©
Maine Mead Works

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Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods ©
Bretton Woods is an area within the town of Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, whose principal points of interest are three leisure and recreation facilities. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Mount Washington Cog Railway as well as Tuckerman Brewing Company. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a memorable tour with The Mount Washington Cog Railway, explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, then take a peaceful walk through Franconia Notch, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tuckerman Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: stop by Local Works Marketplace at WREN, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery at WREN, then take in the dramatic scenery at Arethusa Falls, then admire the sheer force of Crawford Notch State Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Doubling Point Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bretton Woods online trip builder .

Drive from Portland to Bretton Woods in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, expect nights in Bretton Woods to be little chillier, around 39°F, while days are much colder, around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Bretton Woods

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bethlehem, Hart's Location, Franconia, Tuckerman Brewing Company, Doubling Point Lighthouse
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Arethusa Falls ©
Arethusa Falls
Crawford Notch State Park ©
Crawford Notch State Park
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

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Stowe

Stowe ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moss Glen Falls as well as Gold Brook Covered Bridge (Emily's Covered Bridge). Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft, pause for some serene contemplation at Blessed Sacrament Church, admire the sheer force of Moss Glen Falls, hike along Stowe Recreation Path, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Green Mountain Distillers, and finally take in the views from Gold Brook Covered Bridge (Emily's Covered Bridge).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Stowe online trip maker .

You can drive from Bretton Woods to Stowe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Bretton Woods in September, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Stowe: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Green Mountain Distillers
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Moss Glen Falls ©
Moss Glen Falls
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path

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Boston

Boston ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beacon Hill, USS Constitution Museum and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step aboard Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, then get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and then wander the streets of Beacon Hill. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, wander the streets of North End, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Boston online holiday builder .

Drive from Stowe to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Stowe in September, Boston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nantasket Beach
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Nantasket Beach ©
Nantasket Beach
Castle Island ©
Castle Island

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