28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
+2
train + bus + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Boston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
North Conway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Sandwich
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
End: Bournemouth

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chatham Manor and Manassas National Battlefield Park. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of the Marine Corps and National Gallery of Art. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Fredericksburg (The Rising Sun Tavern, Old Town, & more) and 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse (in St. Michaels). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, appreciate the history behind George Washington Masonic National Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder site .

Bournemouth, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bournemouth to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bournemouth in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, Manassas National Battlefield Park, John F. Kennedy Grave Site
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5
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like Nantasket Beach and Back Bay. Visiting Adams National Historical Park and World's End will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Providence (Swan Point Cemetery, RISD Museum, & more), Purgatory Chasm State Reservation (in Sutton) and Scituate Lighthouse (in Scituate). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Castle Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, walk around Boston Public Garden, and contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill.

To find out how to plan a trip to Boston, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Boston is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Providence, Quincy, Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, John F. Kennedy National Historic Site, Scituate Lighthouse
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Adams National Historical Park ©
Adams National Historical Park
Nantasket Beach ©
Nantasket Beach
RISD Museum ©
RISD Museum

6
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Maine State Prison Store and Abacus. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pemaquid Beach Park and East End Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Owls Head Transportation Museum (in Owls Head), Wells (Wells Auto Museum & Wells Reserve at Laudholm) and Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Portland Observatory, hike along Eastern Prom Trail, stroll the grounds of Eastern Cemetery, and examine the collection at Maine Jewish Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Portland, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Wells, Pemaquid Beach Park, Portland Head Light, Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

1
night
North Conway

North Conway ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, learn about winemaking at White Mountain Winery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge, and finally stop by Zeb's General Store.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the North Conway online travel planner .

Getting from Portland to North Conway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in North Conway, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Shopping
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Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge

1
night
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Flume Gorge, explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lincoln route planning app .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Lincoln when traveling from North Conway in August, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Flume Gorge
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park ©

5
nights
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Touro Synagogue and Marble House will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Shining Sea Bikeway and Cape Cod Canal. Get out of town with these interesting Sandwich side-trips: Newport (Ocean Drive Historic District, Fort Adams State Park, & more) and Fall River (Battleship Cove & Lizzie Borden House). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Jenney Museum, pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock, examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and admire the majestic nature at National Monument to the Forefathers.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sandwich trip builder app .

You can drive from Lincoln to Sandwich in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Sandwich. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Plymouth, Fall River, Cape Cod Canal, Shining Sea Bikeway
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

2
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Race Point Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach, then examine the collection at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Provincetown Town Hall, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then view the masterpieces at Impulse Art Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sandwich to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Provincetown are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

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