9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
Fly
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Newport
— 1 night
Drive
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Mashpee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salem
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Diego

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego itinerary maker website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Diego. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Newport.
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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 5th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District, examine the collection at The Breakers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Newport trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Newport takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Newport due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect Newport to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mashpee.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive

Mashpee — 2 nights

Mashpee is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, on Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): have fun and explore at Cape Cod Children's Museum, then examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Ahh Time Skin and Lash Studio. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, don't miss a visit to Old King's Hwy, and then steep yourself in history at Hoxie House.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mashpee trip planner.

Getting from Newport to Mashpee by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mashpee can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Boston.
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Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Boston — 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Freedom Trail and Museum of Fine Arts. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, walk around Boston Common, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and step aboard Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Boston tour itinerary app.

Getting from Mashpee to Boston by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Salem.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 11th (Wed), walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, then examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Peabody Essex Museum, then examine the collection at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre, and then look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Salem trip planner.

Drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Salem when traveling from Boston in October, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
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Cape Cod travel guide

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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.
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