8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Mystic
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salem
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor
— 1 night
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Mystic

— 1 night
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mystic Seaport Museum as well as Olde Mistick Village. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look and learn at Mystic Seaport Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Florence Griswold Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, and then take a tour of Charles W. Morgan.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mystic online vacation planner.

Philadelphia to Mystic is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Mystic can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Mystic

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Charlestown Navy Yard, examine the collection at The Mapparium, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and finally visit Back Bay. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of HarborWalk, pause for some serene contemplation at King's Chapel, then contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Massachusetts State House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip maker tool.

Drive from Mystic to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Boston are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stop by Crow Haven Corner, get the lay of the land with Salem Food Tours, and then contemplate the long history of Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Witch House, see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Cape Ann Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salem tour itinerary site.

Getting from Boston to Salem by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Salem are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion and then see the interesting displays at Maine Jewish Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

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Bar Harbor

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light and then stroll through Ocean Path.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor vacation builder.

Drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

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.