20 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

20 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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20 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Boston, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Portsmouth, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Portland, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bangor, United States
— 1 night
5
Bangor, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Saint John, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Moncton, Canada
— 2 nights
8
Halifax, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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3
nights
Boston, United States

Boston ©
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.
Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Boston day trip planning site .

Manchester, UK to Boston is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, things will get a bit warmer in Boston: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

2
nights
Portsmouth, United States

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 4th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Good Harbor Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Fishermen's Memorial Monument, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at USS Albacore Museum, make a trip to Market Square, then contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Boston to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Boston in August, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Portsmouth. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gloucester, Hampton Beach State Park
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Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum

2
nights
Portland, United States

Portland ©
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 6th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, examine the collection at Portland Head Light, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally look for gifts at Edgecomb Potters. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Port, enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Portland in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Portland sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Portland Head Light, Old Orchard Beach
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Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

1
night
Bangor, United States

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Penobscot Narrows Bridge, contemplate the long history of Fort Knox State Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Cole Land Transportation Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Paul Bunyan Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, then take in the pleasant sights at Belfast Harborwalk, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Passy Rail Trail, and finally stroll through Bucksport Waterfront Walkway.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangor trip planner .

Getting from Portland to Bangor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bangor can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Prospect, Belfast, Bucksport Waterfront Walkway
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Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

2
nights
Bangor, United States

Bangor ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Fort Knox State Historic Site, then go for a walk through Belfast Harborwalk, and finally pause for some photo ops at Paul Bunyan Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): try your luck at Hollywood Casino, then stroll through Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail, then examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery.

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Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Bangor

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Prospect, Belfast Harborwalk
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Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

2
nights
Saint John, Canada

Saint John ©
An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fundy Trail Parkway. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at New Brunswick Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Irving Nature Park, and then explore the activities along Reversing Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint John attractions planner.

Getting from Bangor to Saint John by car takes about 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangor to Saint John due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bangor in August, plan for slightly colder days in Saint John, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moncton.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Fundy Trail Parkway
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Fundy Trail Parkway ©
Fundy Trail Parkway
Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park
New Brunswick Museum ©
New Brunswick Museum

2
nights
Moncton, Canada

Moncton ©
Called "Hub City" because of its history as a major transportation center, Moncton boasts two universities and a pleasant downtown filled with restaurants and shops.
On the 14th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Hopewell Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fundy National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Moncton travel planner .

Traveling by car from Saint John to Moncton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Halifax.

Things to do in Moncton

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hopewell Rocks, Shediac's Giant Lobster, Fundy National Park
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Fundy National Park ©
Fundy National Park
Hopewell Rocks ©
Hopewell Rocks
Shediac's Giant Lobster ©
Shediac's Giant Lobster

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nights
Halifax, Canada

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, then play a few rounds at H2O Golf, and finally get great views at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, then appreciate the history behind Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at William deGarthe Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Halifax route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Moncton to Halifax takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Halifax sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Halifax

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Peggy's Cove
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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