8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a stroll through Back Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): take in the history at Minute Man National Historical Park, then explore the galleries of Hancock-Clarke House, then take an in-depth tour of Buckman Tavern, and finally make a trip to Lexington Green.

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Charlotte to Boston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Charlotte in August, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Wilmington.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 2 nights
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 3.5 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 fly to Salem.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salem

— 2 nights

Witch City

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 3.5 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 fly to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Salem

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acadia National Park

— 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.
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 flight from Salem to Acadia National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 the flight back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

United States travel guide

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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.