22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 1 night
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Salem
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burlington
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hartford
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Falmouth
— 3 nights
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Eastham
— 2 nights

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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 26th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and then walk around Boston Public Garden. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Boston Common, then wander the streets of North End, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and finally make a trip to Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boston online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Boston. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.
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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 28th (Wed), walk around Salem Witch Trials Memorial, contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, then examine the collection at Salem Witch Museum, and finally stop by Crow Haven Corner.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salem itinerary planner.

Drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Salem sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.
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Portland — 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Thu), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, sample the tasty concoctions at Shipyard Brewing Company, then get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion, and finally explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Port, get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, Portland is a bit cooler than Salem - with highs of 37°F and lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Manchester.
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Manchester — 2 nights

Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, the eleventh largest city in New England, and as of 2016 the largest city in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Currier Museum of Art, then look for gifts at Granite State Candy Shoppe, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Massabesic, and finally experience rural life at Charmingfare Farm. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours, engage your brain at SEE Science Center, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Portland to Manchester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Manchester are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Burlington.
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Burlington — 3 nights

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Explore Burlington's surroundings by going to Vermont State House (in Montpelier), Smugglers' Notch Resort (in Jeffersonville) and Mad River Glen (in Waitsfield). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from 3rd Alarm Charters & Guide Service, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Magic Hat Brewing Company, stroll through Burlington Bike Path, and see Vintage Photography Emporium.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Burlington driving holiday website.

Drive from Manchester to Burlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Manchester in January, Burlington is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hartford.
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Hartford — 3 nights

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Get out of town with these interesting Hartford side-trips: New Haven (Yale University, Yale University Art Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Connecticut State Capitol, see the interesting displays at Basketball Hall of Fame, and get curious at Connecticut Science Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hartford tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Burlington to Hartford in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Burlington in January, expect Hartford to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°F and 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Foxwoods Resort Casino (in Mashantucket), Room Escape Games (in Providence) and Lizzie Borden House (in Fall River). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, take in the views from Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, cruise along Bellevue Avenue Historic District, and get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Newport online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hartford to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Newport are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Falmouth.
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Falmouth — 3 nights

Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Venture out of the city with trips to Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich) and Plymouth (Mayflower II, Plymouth Rock, &more). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, take in nature's colorful creations at Highfield Hall & Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with O'Malley-Keyes Fine Art.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Falmouth trip site.

Drive from Newport to Falmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in January, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Eastham.
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Eastham — 2 nights

Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Cod National Seashore. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Chatham Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Nauset Light Beach, get engrossed in the history at Salt Pond Visitor Center, and examine the collection at Chatham Railroad Museum.

Before you visit Eastham, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Falmouth to Eastham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 26°F.
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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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Cape Cod travel guide

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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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