11 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Hartford
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Hartford
— 2 nights
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Newport
— 1 night
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Boston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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North Conway
— 1 night
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Burlington
— 2 nights
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Hartford
— 1 night
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Hartford — 2 nights

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. On the 18th (Fri), gain insight at Yale University.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hartford road trip planning website.

Columbus to Hartford is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hartford are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Newport.
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Newport — 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Lizzie Borden House and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Drive Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip planner.

You can drive from Hartford to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Boston.
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Boston — 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
On the 22nd (Tue), walk around Boston Common, then get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip website.

You can drive from Newport to Boston in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.
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Portland — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, then admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, then kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary builder website.

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 little chillier in Portland, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to North Conway.
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North Conway — 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the views from Honeymoon Bridge, then glide through natural beauty at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read North Conway journey app.

You can drive from Portland to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Burlington.
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Burlington — 2 nights

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burlington Bike Path, then stroll around Waterfront Park, and finally hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Shelburne Farms, then learn about all things military at Fort Ticonderoga, then engage your brain at Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Champlain Memorial Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Burlington visit planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Burlington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from North Conway, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Burlington, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 61°F. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hartford.
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Hartford — 1 night

On the 27th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Lake Compounce.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hartford online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Burlington to Hartford takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Rhode Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Beaches
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.
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Massachusetts travel guide

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The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.
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Maine travel guide

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The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.
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New Hampshire travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive
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.
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Vermont travel guide

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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.
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