13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
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Kennebunkport
— 2 nights
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York
— 1 night
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Portsmouth
— 1 day
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Newburyport
— 1 night
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Boston
— 1 night
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Providence
— 1 night
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Mystic
— 1 night
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East Windsor
— 1 night
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Woodstock
— 1 night
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Stowe
— 2 nights
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Portland

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.
To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Portland vacation maker.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Portland. December in Portland sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 22°F at night. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Boothbay Harbor.
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Boothbay Harbor — 1 night

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Abacus Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Boothbay Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kennebunkport.
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Kennebunkport — 2 nights

Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), take a memorable drive along Ocean Ave, take a memorable drive along Walker's Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Compliments.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kennebunkport trip site.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Kennebunkport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. December in Kennebunkport sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 18°F at night. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to York.
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York — 1 night

York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Short Sands Beach and then visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the York journey planner.

York is just a short distance from Kennebunkport. Traveling from Kennebunkport in December, York is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 1 day

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at USS Albacore Museum, contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Portsmouth Historical Society's Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center, then stop by Diversions Puzzles & Games, and finally make a trip to Market Square.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth journey planner.

Portsmouth is just a stone's throw from York. In December in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Newburyport.
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Newburyport — 1 night

Newburyport is a small coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, northeast of Boston. On the 6th (Tue), stroll around Waterfront Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Newburyport trip planner.

Newburyport is very close to Portsmouth. December in Newburyport sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 27°F at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Boston.
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Boston — 1 night

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston sightseeing tool.

Drive from Newburyport to Boston in an hour. In December in Boston, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Providence.
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Providence — 1 night

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette, then see the interesting displays at New Bedford Whaling Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Providence Performing Arts Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roger Williams Park Zoo, admire the masterpieces at RISD Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Providence day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Boston to Providence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Providence sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mystic.
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Mystic — 1 night

A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): snap pictures at Mystic River Bascule Bridge, look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mystic road trip app.

Traveling by car from Providence to Mystic takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to East Windsor.
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East Windsor — 1 night

East Windsor is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the East Windsor trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mystic to East Windsor takes 1.5 hours. In December in East Windsor, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Woodstock.
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Woodstock — 1 night

Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the galleries of Billings Farm & Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Montshire Museum of Science, and then don't miss a visit to Taftsville Covered Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Woodstock trip builder tool.

You can drive from East Windsor to Woodstock in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Woodstock is slightly colder than East Windsor - with highs of 35°F and lows of 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Stowe.
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Stowe — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, then hike along Burlington Bike Path, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest. On the next day, ride a horse along Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides, fly down the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort, and then cruise along Smugglers Notch State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stowe day trip tool.

Getting from Woodstock to Stowe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Stowe can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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United States travel guide

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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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New Hampshire travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.
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Vermont travel guide

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The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.
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