9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake George
— 1 night
Drive
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Burlington
— 1 day
Drive
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Acadia National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Salem
— 1 night
Fly
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Philadelphia
— Few hours
Drive
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Point Pleasant
— 2 nights

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Niagara Falls

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 31st (Sun), get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Niagara Falls. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Lake George.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Lake George

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
On the 1st (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of The Fort William Henry Museum & Restoration, then explore the activities along Lake George, and finally do a tasting at Adirondack Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor, catch the contagious excitement of Saratoga Race Course, and then admire the majestic nature at Saratoga Spa State Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake George sightseeing planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Lake George by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lake George can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Lake George

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Burlington

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at Lake Champlain Chocolates and then walk around Waterfront Park.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Burlington tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lake George to Burlington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Shopping

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Acadia National Park

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 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Acadia National Park online trip planner.

You can drive from Burlington to Acadia National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Burlington in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Acadia National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland tour itinerary planner.

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to Salem.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

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Salem

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.
On the 5th (Fri), stroll around Salem Common, take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables, then explore the world behind art at Peabody Essex Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Pickering Wharf.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salem road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Salem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip planning tool.

You can fly from Salem to Philadelphia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Salem in August, Philadelphia is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Point Pleasant.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Museums

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Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mantoloking Beach and then kick back and relax at Bay Head Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Point Pleasant vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Point Pleasant takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Point Pleasant are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F.

Things to do in Point Pleasant

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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