51 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

51 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Boston, United States
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Nantucket, United States
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Vineyard Haven, United States
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Dennis, United States
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Cromwell, United States
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Litchfield, United States
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Saratoga Springs, United States
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Stowe, United States
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Lake Placid, United States
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Pulaski, United States
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Syracuse, United States
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Watkins Glen, United States
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Rochester, United States
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Niagara Falls, United States
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Kingston, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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Bennington, United States
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Peru, United States
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Manchester, United States
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Arlington, United States
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North Conway, United States
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Gilford, United States
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Bar Harbor, United States
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Portsmouth, United States
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Boston, United States
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Boston, United States

— 1 night

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.
For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Boston is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in September, with highs in Boston at 28°C and lows at 17°C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Nantucket.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Nantucket, United States

— 2 nights
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, then stop by The Hub, then examine the collection at Whaling Museum, and finally stroll through Jetties Beach. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Episcopal Church, then enjoy the sea views from Brant Point Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Madaket Beach.

Before you visit Nantucket, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Boston to Nantucket in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Nantucket, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vineyard Haven.

Things to do in Nantucket

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Vineyard Haven, United States

— 1 night
Vineyard Haven is a community within the town of Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 26th (Mon), take a stroll through Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA), visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Katama Beach/ South Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Aquinnah Cliffs.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vineyard Haven trip planning tool.

You can travel from Nantucket to Vineyard Haven in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Vineyard Haven when traveling from Nantucket in September, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Dennis.

Things to do in Vineyard Haven

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Dennis, United States

— 2 nights
Dennis is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, located near the center of Cape Cod. On the 27th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Corporation Beach, browse the exhibits of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, then get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, and finally make a trip to Commercial Street. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock, and then take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Patuxet.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dennis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Vineyard Haven to Dennis in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cromwell.

Things to do in Dennis

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cromwell, United States

— 1 night
Cromwell is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States located in the middle of the state. On the 29th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotton Hollow Preserve, learn more about the world around you at Dinosaur State Park, then learn about winemaking at Gouveia Vineyards, and finally look for gifts at Lyman Orchards.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cromwell online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dennis to Cromwell in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cromwell can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Litchfield.

Things to do in Cromwell

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Litchfield, United States

— 1 night
Litchfield is a town in and former county seat of Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Thorncrest Farm and Milk House Chocolate, admire the majestic nature at Kent Falls State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Memorial Conservation Center, and finally do a tasting at Haight-Brown Vineyard.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Litchfield vacation maker.

You can drive from Cromwell to Litchfield in an hour. September in Litchfield sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Saratoga Springs.

Things to do in Litchfield

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saratoga Springs, United States

— 1 night

Spa City

Named for the restorative mineral springs in the area, Saratoga Springs began its life as a resort town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): try to win big at Saratoga Casino Hotel, then admire the majestic nature at Saratoga Spa State Park, then walk around Congress Park, and finally stop by Impressions of Saratoga.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Saratoga Springs itinerary planner.

Getting from Litchfield to Saratoga Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Saratoga Springs are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Saratoga Springs

Parks · Casinos · Nature · Fun & Games

Stowe, United States

— 1 night

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Moss Glen Falls, then hike along Stowe Recreation Path, then cruise along Smugglers Notch State Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Stowe trip planner.

You can drive from Saratoga Springs to Stowe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saratoga Springs in October, Stowe is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Lake Placid, United States

— 1 night
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), catch a live event at Olympic Ski Jump Complex, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake, then stop by Saratoga Olive Oil Company, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteface Mountain.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Placid online route planner.

Traveling by car from Stowe to Lake Placid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Stowe in October, Lake Placid is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pulaski.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pulaski, United States

— 1 night
Pulaski is a village in Oswego County, New York, United States. On the 4th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Salmon River Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Selkirk Shores State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Salmon River.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pulaski online itinerary builder.

Drive from Lake Placid to Pulaski in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lake Placid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Pulaski, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Pulaski

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Syracuse, United States

— 1 night
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Erie Canal Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Clinton Square, pause for some photo ops at Jerry Rescue Monument, then immerse yourself in nature at Green Lakes State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Onondaga Lake Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse road trip planning site.

You can drive from Pulaski to Syracuse in an hour. October in Syracuse sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Watkins Glen.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Watkins Glen, United States

— 1 night
Watkins Glen is a village in Schuyler County, New York, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): do a tasting at Weis Vineyards, then take an in-depth tour of Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, then do a tasting at Silver Springs Winery L.L.C., and finally immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Glen State Park.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Watkins Glen trip builder website.

You can drive from Syracuse to Watkins Glen in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Watkins Glen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Watkins Glen

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Rochester, United States

— 1 night

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): meet the residents at Seneca Park Zoo, explore the engaging exhibits at The Strong National Museum of Play, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Cemetery.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rochester route maker app.

Getting from Watkins Glen to Rochester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Niagara Falls, United States

— 1 night

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 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and finally admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls holiday planner.

Getting from Rochester to Niagara Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niagara Falls, Canada

— 1 night
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
On the 9th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, don't miss a visit to Journey Behind the Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada, and finally have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

Before you visit Niagara Falls, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Niagara Falls is very close to Niagara Falls. In October in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Toronto.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Toronto, Canada

— 3 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Toronto is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Steam Whistle Brewery, hunt for treasures at St. Lawrence Market, and get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto online attractions planner.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kingston.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Kingston, Canada

— 2 nights

Limestone City

Called the "Limestone City" because it contains many white-stone buildings, Kingston served as the first capital of Canada.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kingston City Hall, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, shop like a local with KINGSTON GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY INC., then take an in-depth tour of Fort Henry National Historic Site, then view the masterpieces at Martello Alley, and finally stroll around Kingston Waterfront. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Bellevue House National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Canada's Penitentiary Museum, then explore the world behind art at Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and finally stroll through Lemoine Point Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kingston tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Toronto to Kingston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kingston can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Ottawa.

Things to do in Kingston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Ottawa, Canada

— 3 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Ottawa is known for museums, nature, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, pause for some photo ops at Oscar Peterson Statue, brush up on your military savvy at Canadian War Museum, and see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ottawa vacation maker tool.

Getting from Kingston to Ottawa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ottawa are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montreal.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Montreal, Canada

— 2 nights

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, browse the fresh offerings at Jean-Talon Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, and stroll around Mount Royal Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreal trip planner.

You can drive from Ottawa to Montreal in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Montreal sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bennington.

Things to do in Montreal

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Bennington, United States

— 3 nights
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Old First Church, admire the masterpieces at Bennington Museum, then get great views at Bennington Battle Monument, and finally snap pictures at Papermill Village Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Clark Art Institute, take an in-depth tour of Hancock Shaker Village, and then look for gifts at Bennington Potters.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Bennington online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Montreal to Bennington in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bennington can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Peru.

Things to do in Bennington

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Peru, United States

— 1 night
Peru is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Taylor Farm, stop by Vermont Country Store, then fly down the slopes at Bromley Mountain, and finally hit the slopes at Stratton Mountain Resort.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Peru trip website.

Getting from Bennington to Peru by car takes about an hour. October in Peru sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Peru

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Manchester, United States

— 2 nights
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Northshire Bookstore, then experience rural life at North Meadow Farm, then revel in the low prices at Manchester Designer Outlets, and finally admire the sheer force of Lye Brook Falls. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Southern Vermont Arts Center, then stroll through Equinox Preservation Trust, and then admire the natural beauty at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip planner.

Manchester is just a short distance from Peru. October in Manchester sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Arlington, United States

— 1 night
Arlington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): shop like a local with Norman Rockwell Exhibition, take in the views from Bridge at the Green, then take in the awesome beauty at Equinox Mountain, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Battenkill River.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Arlington online vacation maker.

Arlington is just a stone's throw from Manchester. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to North Conway.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

North Conway, United States

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near North Conway: Mt. Washington Auto Road (in Gorham) and Flume Gorge (in Lincoln). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway, take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls, look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and get great views at Cathedral Ledge.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the North Conway route planner.

You can drive from Arlington to North Conway in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Gilford.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Gilford, United States

— 2 nights
Gilford is a town in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. Lake Winnipesaukee has been added to your itinerary. Take a break from Gilford with a short trip to West Rattlesnake Mountain in Holderness, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Castle in the Clouds, get your game on at Funspot, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get great views at Abenaki Tower.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gilford trip maker tool.

Drive from North Conway to Gilford in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Gilford

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, United States

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), explore the activities along Frenchman Bay, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, then trek along Ocean Path, and finally make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shore Path.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Gilford to Bar Harbor in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Trails

Portsmouth, United States

— 3 nights
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Manchester (Millyard Museum & Currier Museum of Art). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park, and stop by Kittery Trading Post.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Portsmouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Boston, United States

— 3 nights

Beantown

See some other sides of Boston: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boston online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.

Finger Lakes travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · State Parks · Specialty Museums
New York's Wine Country
Defined by wine and water, the Finger Lakes region includes 11 elongated bodies of water spread over 130 km (80 mi) of rolling countryside in the northern section of the state of New York. In addition to the picturesque waterways, the Finger Lakes' main vacation attraction is its more than 100 wineries: the area is a top wine region, often referred to as the East Coast's answer to California's Napa Valley. Tour the wineries and recreational areas dotting the slopes above the lakes, but don't forget to include a trip or two to the region's vibrant towns, known for their lively culinary and nightlife scenes.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

Green Mountains travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Gardens · Lookouts

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Waterfalls · Theme Parks · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.