8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Portland
— 1 night
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Acadia National Park
— 1 night
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Campton
— 1 day
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Burlington
— 1 night
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Rutland
— 1 night
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Mystic
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Newport
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Portland

— 1 night

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 reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland sightseeing planner.

Boston to Portland is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Portland when traveling from Boston in July, with lows around 61°F. You'll set off for Acadia National Park on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Acadia National Park

— 1 night

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and then admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Acadia National Park online journey maker.

Getting from Portland to Acadia National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Campton.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Campton

— 1 day
Campton is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Polar Caves Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West Rattlesnake Mountain.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Campton trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Campton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Campton sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Campton

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, then have fun at Vintage Photography Emporium, then stroll through Burlington Bike Path, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Burlington trip planner.

Drive from Campton to Burlington in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Burlington are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rutland.

Things to do in Burlington

Shopping · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Rutland

— 1 night
The city of Rutland is the seat of Rutland County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Norman Rockwell Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Baird Farm Vermont Maple Syrup, then trek along Thundering Falls Trail, and finally hike along Deer Leap Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rutland tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Burlington to Rutland takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Rutland

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Mystic

— 1 night
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mystic trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Rutland to Mystic by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mystic when traveling from Rutland in July, with lows around 66°F. You'll set off for Newport on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Mystic

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Newport Car Museum, then tour in style with a train tour, then make a trip to Queen Ann Square, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): stop by Newport Jerky Company, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Drive Historic District.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Newport itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mystic to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Newport

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

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.

White Mountains travel guide

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Waterfalls · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.