37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Nantucket
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rockland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Lincoln
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Williamstown
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Cooperstown
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Washington DC
— 5 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plimoth Plantation and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and USS Constitution Museum. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts and admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Boston is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Boston. In July, Boston is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Plimoth Plantation, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation

3
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Get some cultural insight at Whaling Museum and Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. Relax by the water at Cisco Beach and Jetties Beach. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Nobadeer, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfside Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nantucket sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Boston to Nantucket in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Boston in July, expect nights in Nantucket to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Cisco Beach ©
Cisco Beach

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Acadia National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail and Shore Path. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Path, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip planner .

You can fly from Nantucket to Bar Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Nantucket in July, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Bar Harbor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Indian Point Blagden Preserve
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

3
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Visit Farnsworth Art Museum and The Wilson Memorial Chapel for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rockland Breakwater Light and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Rockland side-trips: Abacus Gallery (in Boothbay Harbor) and Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island (in Bremen). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, examine the collection at Owls Head Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, and learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockland holiday planning website .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Rockland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Owls Head, Camden, Cellardoor Winery, Abacus Gallery, The Wilson Memorial Chapel
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
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Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

3
nights
York

York ©
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. Kids will appreciate attractions like Long Sands Beach and Hampton Beach State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and Perkins Cove. Step out of York with an excursion to Drakes Island Beach in Wells--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, kick back and relax at Wells Beach, and steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the York attractions planner .

Drive from Rockland to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Rockland in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in York, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in York

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wells, Ogunquit, Hampton Beach State Park, Strawbery Banke Museum
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Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

4
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Flume Gorge and The Gallery at WREN are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves and Mt Washington Auto Rd. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln: North Conway (Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, Diana's Baths, & more), Rocky Gorge (in Albany) and Santa's Village (in Jefferson). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lincoln trip planner .

You can drive from York to Lincoln in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from York in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Lincoln. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Williamstown.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

North Conway, Woodstock, Santa's Village, Flume Gorge, The Gallery at WREN
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Santa's Village ©
Santa's Village
Zipline

3
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown ©
Williamstown is a town in Berkshire County, in the northwest corner of Massachusetts, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Norman Rockwell Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Clark Art Institute and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamstown: Hancock Shaker Village (in Pittsfield) and The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home (in Lenox). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at MASS MoCA and look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Greylock State Reservation.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Williamstown trip planner .

Getting from Lincoln to Williamstown by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Williamstown can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Cooperstown.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Mount Greylock State Reservation, Hancock Shaker Village, Zipline, The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
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Hancock Shaker Village ©
Hancock Shaker Village
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute
Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum

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nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fenimore Art Museum and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Family-friendly places like Belleayre Beach and Howe Caverns will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Cooperstown side-trips: Friends of Rogers (in Sherburne) and Straus Center - Frost Valley YMCA (in Claryville). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Farmers' Museum, do a tasting at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and explore and take pictures at Cooperstown Dreams Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cooperstown trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Williamstown to Cooperstown in 2.5 hours. August in Cooperstown sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Belleayre Beach, Cooperstown Dreams Park, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Howe Caverns
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
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Fenimore Art Museum ©
Fenimore Art Museum
The Farmers' Museum ©
The Farmers' Museum

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nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jennie Wade House and Gettysburg Museum of History. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shriver House Museum, make a trip to Devils Den, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, and get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gettysburg tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Cooperstown to Gettysburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Gettysburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg ©
Seminary Ridge Museum, Gettysburg
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Shriver House Museum ©
Shriver House Museum

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and U.S. Naval Academy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Tomb of the Unknowns. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Fort McHenry National Monument (in Baltimore) and Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from Gettysburg to Washington DC by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gettysburg in August since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fort McHenry National Monument, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, U.S. Naval Academy, Skyline Drive
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

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