9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Rockport
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Salem
— 1 night
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Portsmouth
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Portland
— 1 night
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Stowe
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Burlington
— 1 night
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Newport
— 1 night
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New Haven
— 1 night
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New York City
— 1 night

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Rockport

Rockport is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Bearskin Neck.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rockport trip builder site.

Burlington to Rockport is an approximately 1-hour car ride. October in Rockport sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Salem.

Salem

— 1 night

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.
To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salem road trip planner.

You can drive from Rockport to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Salem, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Salem

Parks · Historic Sites
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Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 30th (Sat), make a trip to Market Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip planning tool.

Getting from Salem to Portsmouth by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
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Portland

— 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Sat), wander the streets of Old Port.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Portland trip website.

Drive from Portsmouth to Portland in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lincoln

— 2 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lincoln trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Lincoln takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in October, plan for little chillier nights in Lincoln, with lows around 3°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stowe.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Stowe

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): gain some tasty knowledge on Smugglers' Notch Distillery Tasting Room and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find out how to plan a trip to Stowe, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Lincoln to Stowe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Stowe can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Stowe

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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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 2nd (Tue): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Burlington itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Stowe to Burlington in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Burlington

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Newport

— 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): cast your line with Fish'n Tales Adventures, then examine the collection at The Breakers, and then get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Newport road trip website.

Drive from Burlington to Newport in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Burlington in November; daily highs in Newport reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for New Haven.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

New Haven

— 1 night
New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): gain insight at Yale University, get a new perspective on nature at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Haven online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Newport to New Haven in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums

New York City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, then admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Haven to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Haven in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

White Mountains travel guide

4.6
Waterfalls · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.