30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 3 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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North Conway
— 2 nights
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Burlington
— 1 night
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Detroit
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Cape May
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 4 nights
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New York City
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Boston — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (in Barnstable), Edward Gorey House (in Yarmouth Port) and Highfield Hall & Gardens (in Falmouth). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, and get advice or help at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Boston online itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Boston is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Boston, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in Boston at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 5th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point, and then hike along Precipice Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and then trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Bar Harbor is little chillier than Boston - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to North Conway.
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North Conway — 2 nights

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Chocorua, take an in-depth tour of Wright Museum of WWII, and then see the interesting displays at Clark House Museum. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Rocky Gorge, then take a memorable tour with Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, and then stroll through Caps Ridge Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read North Conway trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to North Conway in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Burlington.
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Burlington — 1 night

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. On the 9th (Fri), walk around Oakledge Park, then trek along Burlington Bike Path, and then stroll around Waterfront Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Burlington road trip tool.

Drive from North Conway to Burlington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Detroit.
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Detroit — 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Detroit online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Burlington to Detroit in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.
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Chicago — 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then walk around Rocky River Reservation.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cleveland online itinerary planner.

Fly from Chicago to Cleveland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Cleveland. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in September: highs in Washington DC hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cape May.
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Cape May — 1 night

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get outside with EcoVentures, then experience rural life at Jersey Shore Alpacas, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cape May journey maker.

You can drive from Washington DC to Cape May in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: highs in Cape May hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Philadelphia.
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Philadelphia — 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square) and Old Windmill Farm (in Ronks). There's lots more to do: stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park, make a trip to Liberty Bell Center, examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, and ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner.

You can drive from Cape May to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to New York City.
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New York City — 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Go for a jaunt from New York City to Brooklyn to see Coney Island about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City driving holiday app.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.
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New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
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

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
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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Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.
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Ohio travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.
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New Jersey travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.
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Pennsylvania travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.
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