8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Boston
— 1 night
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
3
Salem
— 2 nights
4
Acadia National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a stroll through Back Bay and then contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Minute Man National Historical Park, then contemplate the long history of Hancock-Clarke House, then get engrossed in the history at Buckman Tavern, and finally take in the history at Lexington Green.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip planner.

Charlotte to Boston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Charlotte in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Boston: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lexington, Minute Man National Historical Park
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Back Bay ©
Back Bay
Minute Man National Historical Park ©
Minute Man National Historical Park
Hancock-Clarke House ©
Hancock-Clarke House

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
On the 16th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fort Delaware State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Elk Neck State Park, and then stroll through Betterton Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Struble Trail, explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and finally take in the views from Wooddale Covered Bridge.

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Fly from Boston to Wilmington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salem.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Fort Delaware State Park, Betterton Beach, Elk Neck State Park, The Struble Trail, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
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Fort Delaware State Park ©
Fort Delaware State Park
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Good Harbor Beach, admire the masterpieces at Cape Ann Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Phillips House, then visit a coastal fixture at Chandler Hovey Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Crane Beach.

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You can fly from Wilmington to Salem in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Wilmington in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Salem, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Salem

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Crane Beach, Chandler Hovey Park
Highlights from your plan
Good Harbor Beach ©
Good Harbor Beach
Crane Beach ©
Crane Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Acadia National Park

Acadia 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.
On the 20th (Thu), stroll through Gorham Mountain Trail, then stroll through Sand Beach, and then trek along Great Head Trail. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads and then trek along Bubble Rock.

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Traveling by car from Salem to Acadia National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Salem in August, you will find days in Acadia National Park are slightly colder (75°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

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