11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Providence
— 2 nights
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Mystic
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Drive to Woods Hole, Ferry to Martha's Vineyard, Drive to Edgartown
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Edgartown
— 2 nights
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Drive to Martha's Vineyard, Ferry to Woods Hole, Drive to Providence
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Providence
— 1 night
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Providence

— 2 nights

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Lizzie Borden House, take in nature's colorful creations at Brewster Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock, then take an in-depth tour of Mayflower II, and finally stop by An Unlikely Story Bookstore.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Providence trip planner.

San Diego to Providence is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Providence. Traveling from San Diego in August, Providence is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Mystic

— 2 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
On the 8th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at US Submarine Veterans of WWII National Memorial East. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, make a trip to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mystic tour planner.

Getting from Providence to Mystic by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 10th (Tue), look for gifts at Newport Jerky Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, admire the majestic nature at Fort Wetherill State Park, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, then see the interesting displays at Newport Car Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Newport day trip planner.

Drive from Mystic to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Edgartown.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Edgartown

— 2 nights
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Chappaquiddick, take in nature's colorful creations at Mytoi, then relax in the rural setting at Morning Glory Farm, and finally explore the striking landscape at Aquinnah Cliffs. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA), don't miss a visit to Flying Horses Carousel, kick back and relax at Katama Beach/ South Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Edgartown Lighthouse, then stop by Stefanie Wolf Designs, and finally make a trip to Edgartown Books.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Edgartown itinerary builder site.

Getting from Newport to Edgartown by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Edgartown, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Providence.

Things to do in Edgartown

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Providence

— 1 night

The Renaissance City

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Roger Williams Park Zoo and then see a show at Providence Performing Arts Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Providence trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Edgartown to Providence takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Providence

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Nightlife · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Lighthouses · Landmarks
Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the islands was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April 2, 2015.It is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 100sqmi, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States, after Long Island and Mount Desert Island. The island constitutes the bulk of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which also includes the Elizabeth Islands and the island of Nomans Land.The Vineyard was home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language developed on the island called Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL).The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents, although the summer population can swell to more than 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard's 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.

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