31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Portland
— 2 nights
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Mount Washington
— 1 night
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Lincoln
— 1 night
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Burlington
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 2 nights
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Lewes
— 1 day
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Cape May
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Southampton
— 2 nights
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New Haven
— 2 nights
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Providence
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 2 nights

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 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, then visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Eastern Promenade Trail, and finally step off the mainland to explore Casco Bay Islands. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Portland is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Portland. Traveling from Stockholm in July, expect Portland to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Mount Washington.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Mount Washington

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): cool off at Six Gun City, take in the dramatic scenery at Crawford Notch State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Crawford Notch, then admire the majestic nature at Mount Washington State Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Washington trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Mount Washington in 3 hours. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for colder days in Mount Washington, with highs around 14°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Washington

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 1 night
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 4th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, then get in on the family fun at Clark's Trading Post, then explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and finally hike along Artist Bluff Trail. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Flume Gorge, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and then cool off at Whale's Tale Waterpark.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lincoln vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Mount Washington to Lincoln takes 2 hours. While traveling from Mount Washington, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Lincoln, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Burlington.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Burlington fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Lincoln to Burlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Syracuse

— 2 nights
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Clinton Square, then get engrossed in the history at Erie Canal Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Destiny USA. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Green Lakes State Park, then get curious at Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), then explore the activities along Skaneateles Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Onondaga Lake Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Burlington to Syracuse by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. July in Syracuse sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ithaca.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Ithaca

— 2 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Explore Ithaca's surroundings by going to Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil), Watkins Glen (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Watkins Glen State Park) and Corning Museum of Glass (in Corning). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Cayuga Lake, admire the sheer force of Ithaca Waterfalls, take in nature's colorful creations at Cornell Botanic Gardens, and immerse yourself in nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ithaca trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Syracuse to Ithaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Ithaca sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Niagara, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then make a trip to Canalside, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, and finally admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls day trip app.

Traveling by car from Ithaca to Niagara Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and finally don't miss a visit to Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, take a stroll through Strip District, then take an in-depth tour of Senator John Heinz History Center, then admire the masterpieces at The Andy Warhol Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Point State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip itinerary app.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at White House, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online vacation planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Lewes.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Lewes

— 1 day
Lewes is an incorporated city on the Delaware Bay in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Henlopen State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lewes Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Lewes day trip planning tool.

Take a bus from Washington DC to Lewes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Lewes, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Cape May.

Things to do in Lewes

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Cape May

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.
To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape May trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Lewes to Cape May by ferry takes about 2 hours. July in Cape May sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Parks

Philadelphia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, hike along Kelly Drive, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Philadelphia online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cape May to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

New York City

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): go for a walk through Central Park, then make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, then wander the streets of Times Square, then don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and finally admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City online visit planner.

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Southampton.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Southampton

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with Viking Fleet, don't miss a visit to Gosman's Restaurant, and then admire the majestic nature at Montauk Point State Park. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at House of Wellness, cool off at Splish Splash, then kick back and relax at Meschutt Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ponquogue Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Cooper's Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Southampton online day trip planner.

Drive from New York City to Southampton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, Southampton is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Haven.

Things to do in Southampton

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

New Haven

— 2 nights
New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. On the 24th (Sat), head off the coast to Thimble Islands, then contemplate the long history of Gillette Castle State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elizabeth Park, and finally cool off at Lake Compounce. On your second day here, deepen your understanding at Yale University, admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Yale Center for British Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and finally admire the majestic nature at Silver Sands State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read New Haven visit planner.

Drive from Southampton to New Haven in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in New Haven can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Providence.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Lizzie Borden House, deepen your understanding at Brown University, contemplate the long history of Lippitt House Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roger Williams Park Zoo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Federal Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Rhode Island State House, then explore the world behind art at RISD Museum, then kick back and relax at Misquamicut State Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Narragansett Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Providence online tour planner.

Drive from New Haven to Providence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Providence can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
When in Boston, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester, approximately Gloucester away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, get lost in a book at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner.

You can drive from Providence to Boston in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Hamptons travel guide

4.1
Lighthouses · Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching
A historical summer retreat, the Hamptons is one of the United States' most expensive residential areas. The series of hamlets and villages in Southampton is known for its isolated charm and luxury. The small villages swell in population during the summer, as New York City's most recognizable residents escape here to frequent restaurants, retail outlets, and the colorful art community. Secluded mansions are interspersed with golf courses and tennis clubs, where socialites gather during daylight hours.