18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Fly to Philadelphia International Airport, Drive to Trenton
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Trenton
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jersey City
— 1 night
Fly
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North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Meredith
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Kennebunkport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 5 nights
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Trenton

— 1 night
Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great Adventure. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Princeton University, then stroll around Grounds For Sculpture, and then admire the natural beauty at Sayen House and Gardens.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Trenton trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Trenton is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Doha to Trenton. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Doha in May; daily highs in Trenton reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Trenton

Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cape May

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May Bird Observatory, then take an in-depth tour of Emlen Physick Estate, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Borgata Casino, take a stroll through Atlantic City Boardwalk, and then try to win big at Caesars Atlantic City Casino.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape May tour builder website.

You can drive from Trenton to Cape May in 2 hours. In May in Cape May, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Jersey City.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Jersey City

— 1 night
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): go for a walk through Hoboken Waterfront Walkway, then take in nature's colorful creations at Presby Iris Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Jersey City tour site.

Traveling by car from Cape May to Jersey City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus and subway. In May, daily temperatures in Jersey City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to North Conway.

Things to do in Jersey City

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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 21st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Story Land, then identify plant and animal life at Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Little White Church. On your second day here, stop by Naked Bohemian, take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read North Conway trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Jersey City to North Conway takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jersey City in May: high temperatures in North Conway hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Meredith.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Meredith

— 2 nights
Meredith is a town in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 23rd (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West Rattlesnake Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): get outside with Mount Major State Forest, take an in-depth tour of Wright Museum of WWII, and then join the crowd at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Meredith route builder tool.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Meredith takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from North Conway in May: highs in Meredith hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Meredith

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trek along Beth Condon Pathway, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and then catch all the local highlights with The Maine Brew Bus.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Portland travel route planner.

Drive from Meredith to Portland in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kennebunkport

— 2 nights
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Tributary Brewing, then get engrossed in the history at Strawbery Banke Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Compliments.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kennebunkport road trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Kennebunkport in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Kennebunkport, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Boston

— 5 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.
Explore Boston's surroundings by going to The Fairbanks House (in Dedham) and Newport (The Breakers & Cliff Walk). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, wander the streets of North End, stroll around Boston Public Garden, and browse the exhibits of New England Holocaust Memorial.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boston online trip builder.

Getting from Kennebunkport to Boston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kennebunkport in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Boston. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.