9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
End: Washington DC

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night
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art and then kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland holiday planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Portland. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Old Orchard Beach, Wells Beach
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Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, explore the activities along Walden Pond State Reservation, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner .

You can drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Boston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Walden Pond State Reservation, Crane Beach
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Crane Beach ©
Crane Beach
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
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 25th (Wed): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then do sightseeing your way with Narwhal Yacht Charters.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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