9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Mystic
— 1 day
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Boston
— 2 nights
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Salem
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Fly
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Provincetown
— 1 night
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Hyannis
— 1 night
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Mystic

— 1 day
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Mystic Seaport Museum, then stroll the grounds of Elm Grove Cemetery, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, and finally look for gifts at Mystic Knotwork.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mystic vacation planner.

New York City to Mystic is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Mystic at 74°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Mystic

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Childrens Museums

Boston

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then traverse land and water with a duck tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Boston Common, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally meet the residents at New England Aquarium.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boston travel planner.

Traveling by car from Mystic to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Crow Haven Corner, then take an in-depth tour of Salem Witch Museum, then contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, and finally walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salem trip builder tool.

You can drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Bar Harbor

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 1st (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours, then stop by Christmas Spirit Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and finally stroll through Gorham Mountain Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to Bar Harbor takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salem in June: highs in Bar Harbor hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Provincetown

— 1 night

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Provincetown takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bar Harbor in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Provincetown, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Hyannis

— 1 night

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, and then contemplate the long history of Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hyannis holiday tool.

You can drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyannis

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Cape Cod travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.