8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Cape May
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 1 night
Fly
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Portland
— 1 night
Drive
5
North Conway
— 1 night
Drive
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Burlington
— 1 night
Fly

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Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Cape May Point State Park, steep yourself in history at World War II Lookout Tower, then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Emlen Physick Estate. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kona Surf Co., then enjoy the sand and surf at North Wildwood Beach, and then brush up on your military savvy at Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May online trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Cape May is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then wander the streets of North End, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Boston takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, and then stroll through Gorham Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, trek along Bubble Rock, then stroll through Great Head Trail, and finally stroll through Sand Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Acadia National Park route planner.

You can fly from Boston to Acadia National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, expect Acadia National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion, cast your line with a fishing tour, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Eastern Promenade Trail, and finally stroll through Casco Bay.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Portland route builder site.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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North Conway

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge, then admire the sheer force of Jackson Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our North Conway route planning site.

Drive from Portland to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in North Conway, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Burlington.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Burlington

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, then contemplate the long history of Shelburne Farms, then steep yourself in history at Ethan Allen Homestead, and finally trek along Burlington Bike Path.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Burlington trip builder website.

You can drive from North Conway to Burlington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.

Maine travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Theme Parks
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.