7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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— 3 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
— 1 night
Ocean City
— 1 night
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Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Gouveia Vineyards and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ancient Burying Ground.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hartford day trip planner.

Newark to Hartford is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Hartford

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip


— 3 nights


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 some cultural insight at Marginal Way Walkway and Louisburg Square. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ogunquit Beach. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, wander the streets of North End, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston online road trip planner.

Getting from Hartford to Boston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Boston, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips


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A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see Off-Road Tours, and then get outside with Back Country Safari Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Corolla tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Boston to Corolla takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Boston in August, things will get a bit warmer in Corolla: highs are around 87°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ocean City.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Ocean City

— 1 night

The White Marlin Capital of the World

One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean City Beach and then get a dose of the wild on Ayers Creek Adventures.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ocean City driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Corolla to Ocean City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. While traveling from Corolla, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ocean City, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Arlington.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip


— 1 night

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arlington route planner.

Traveling by car from Ocean City to Arlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and subway; or take a bus. August in Arlington sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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.

North Carolina travel guide

History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

Maryland travel guide

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.

Virginia travel guide

History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.