9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Plymouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Mystic
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Cambridge
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

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night
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 4th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Old North Church & Historic Site.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary tool .

Salt Lake City to Boston is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Granary Burying Ground ©
Granary Burying Ground

1
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.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, examine the collection at Portland Head Light, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally grab your bike and head to Eastern Promenade.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Portland vacation planner .

Drive from Boston to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Portland, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Salem.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables, take in the exciting artwork at Fished Impressions, then see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, then stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salem journey planner .

Drive from Portland to Salem in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery ©
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery

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night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Lexington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 7th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Hancock-Clarke House, take in the history at Minute Man National Historical Park, explore the galleries of Orchard House, then get engrossed in the history at Concord Museum, and finally take in the views from North Bridge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Lexington travel route builder .

Drive from Salem to Lexington in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plymouth.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Concord
Highlights from your plan
Hancock-Clarke House ©
Hancock-Clarke House
Minute Man National Historical Park ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©

1
night
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Plymouth Rock, get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, then take an in-depth tour of Sandwich Glass Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at National Monument to the Forefathers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Plymouth trip planner .

You can drive from Lexington to Plymouth in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Plymouth can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Plymouth

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sandwich
Highlights from your plan
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
National Monument to the Forefathers ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens

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night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Elms, explore and take pictures at Fort Adams State Park, then examine the collection at Rosecliff, then admire the striking features of Marble House, and finally admire all the interesting features of Beavertail Lighthouse and Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Plymouth to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Highlights from your plan
The Elms ©
The Elms
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park
Marble House ©
Marble House

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night
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Florence Griswold Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Trumbull State Park, brush up on your military savvy at USS Nautilus, see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elm Grove Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Flying Horse Carousel.

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You can drive from Newport to Mystic in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cambridge.

Things to do in Mystic

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Groton, Fort Trumbull State Park, Florence Griswold Museum, Flying Horse Carousel
Highlights from your plan
The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum
Florence Griswold Museum ©
Florence Griswold Museum
USS Nautilus ©
USS Nautilus

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Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Best known as the location of two internationally renowned universities, Cambridge sits just across the Charles River from Boston.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Harvard Art Museums, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, then learn more about the world around you at Harvard Museum of Natural History, and finally take in the architecture and design of Harvard University.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambridge travel route planner .

You can take a train from Mystic to Cambridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harvard University ©
Harvard University
Harvard Art Museums ©
Harvard Art Museums
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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