9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 day
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Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Burlington
— 1 night
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Jamestown
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 1 day

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay and then see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor vacation planning site.

Chicago to Bar Harbor is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In September, Bar Harbor is slightly colder than Chicago - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Portsmouth.
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Parks · Museums · Nature
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Portsmouth — 1 night

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 25th (Sun), learn the secrets of beer at New Hampshire Brews Cruise and then trek along Little Boar's Head Seaside Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portsmouth tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Portsmouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.
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Boston — 1 night

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 26th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Boston are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to New York City.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel planning site.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Burlington.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Burlington — 1 night

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Round Church and then trek along Burlington Bike Path.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Burlington online day trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Burlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Burlington: highs are around 75°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jamestown.
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Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails
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Jamestown — 1 night

Jamestown is a city in southern Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at National Comedy Center and then walk around Panama Rocks Scenic Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jamestown road trip planner.

You can drive from Burlington to Jamestown in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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Maine travel guide

4.6
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.
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New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Geologic Formations · Ski Areas · 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.
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Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
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.
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