8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Empire State Building. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, get interesting insight from Tours, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights

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 14th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Precipice Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Hunters Beach, and then stroll through Carriage Roads.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park road trip site.

You can fly from New York City to Acadia National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Acadia National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature


— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Discovery Cove. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Acadia National Park to Orlando in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Acadia National Park in July, with highs in Orlando at 91°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Nightlife

United States travel guide

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.

Maine travel guide

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.