33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Baltimore
— 3 nights
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Cape May
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
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New Haven
— 3 nights
Drive
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Providence
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 8 nights
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Washington DC

— 3 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.
Visiting Potomac River and Hidden Oaks Nature Center will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Law Enforcement Museum and Hidden Pond Nature Center. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Billy Goat Trail in Potomac--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Women in the Arts, cool off at Georgetown Waterfront Park, and expand your understanding of the military at Marine Barracks Washington, 8th and I.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC online vacation builder.

Houston to Washington DC is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in May, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Baltimore

— 3 nights

City of Firsts

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): browse the exhibits of USS Torsk, then make a trip to National Katyn Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum of Maryland, and finally stroll around Patterson Park Pagoda. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at B&A Trail, then get outside with Family Fishing Adventures, and then admire the natural beauty at Sherwood Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Baltimore road trip tool.

You can drive from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cape May.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Cape May

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery and Nature Center of Cape May. Take a break from the city and head to Garrett Family Preserve and South Cape May Meadows. Take a break from Cape May with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Sea Isle City, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Poverty Beach, examine the collection at Cape May Fire Department Museum, deepen your understanding at The Wetlands Institute, and kick back and relax at Cape May Point State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape May itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Baltimore to Cape May in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Baltimore in May, you will find days in Cape May are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, stroll through The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, and then stroll around Dilworth Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Irish Memorial Monument, stroll through Schuylkill River Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Chestnut Hill Skyspace.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip builder tool.

Getting from Cape May to Philadelphia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to New Haven.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

New Haven

— 3 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. Step out of the city life by going to Derby Greenway and The Coastal Center at Milford Point. Explore hidden gems such as Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center and New Haven Railroad Station. When in New Haven, make a side trip to see Pequonnock River Trail in Trumbull, approximately Trumbull away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chapel Street, snap pictures at Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, examine the collection at Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, and pause for some serene contemplation at Center Church.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the New Haven journey planner.

Fly from Philadelphia to New Haven in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in May: high temperatures in New Haven hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Providence.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Providence

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roger Williams Park Botanical Center and College Hill. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Temple Beth-El, get engrossed in the history at Lippitt House Museum, deepen your understanding at Johnson & Wales University, and let the kids burn off some steam at Johnston War Memorial Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Providence online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Haven to Providence in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Providence, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Providence

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. On your second day here, see what you can catch with Fish'n Tales Adventures, then sample some tasty brews at Rhode Island Red Food Tours, and then walk around Brenton Point State Park.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport travel planner.

Drive from Providence to Newport in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Providence in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Newport, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nahant Beach and Deer Island Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like HarborWalk and Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Paul Revere Statue, enjoy the sea views from Little Brewster Island and Lighthouse, head off the coast to George's Island, and learn about all things military at USS Cassin Young.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Newport to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 8 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Casco Bay and Back Cove Trail. We've included these beaches for you: Drakes Island Beach and Gooch's Kennebunk Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Wells Reserve at Laudholm (in Wells), Kennebunk (Parsons Beach & Rotary Park) and Wiggly Bridge Distillery (in York). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Higgins Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company, and admire the majestic nature at Crescent Beach State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland journey builder.

Traveling by car from Boston to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Portland when traveling from Boston in June, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.

Maryland travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
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.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.