21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Newport
— 3 nights
2
Portland
— 2 nights
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
4
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
5
Traverse City
— 2 nights
6
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
7
Portland
— 2 nights
8
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
9
Cape May
— 2 nights

3
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Newport

Newport ©
A town that survives on the sea, Newport's population of just over 10,000 supports a healthy commercial fishing industry.
Get outdoors at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and Seal Rock State Wayside. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Nye Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newport: Yachats (Thor's Well, Yachats State Park, &more). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Newport's Historic Bayfront, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, admire the majestic nature at Lost Creek State Park, and look for gifts at The Chocolate Frog.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Newport vacation planner.

Newark to Newport is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Newport hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Yachats, Seal Rock State Wayside, Beverly Beach State Park, Mike Miller Park, The Chocolate Frog
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse ©
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Nye Beach ©
Nye Beach
Newport's Historic Bayfront ©
Newport's Historic Bayfront

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Wintler Community Park, take a stroll through Northwest (Nob Hill), admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, and finally pick up some local products at Portland Farmers Market - Office Location. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Multnomah Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum, explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, then examine the collection at Portland Art Museum, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Newport to Portland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Portland is somewhat warmer than Newport - with highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Wintler Community Park
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
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Oregon Historical Society ©
Oregon Historical Society
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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San Diego

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Ruth Mayer Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at South Carlsbad State Beach and Windansea Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Laguna Beach (Main Beach & Crystal Cove), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Oceanside) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). There's much more to do: stroll through Moonlight State Beach, take a stroll through Little Italy, enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, and steep yourself in history at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Diego journey maker tool.

You can fly from Portland to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Portland, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Moonlight State Beach, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Coronado Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, then get outside with Adventures Out West, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Colorado Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Colorado Springs. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventures Out West
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Old Colorado City ©
Old Colorado City
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery ©
Michael Garman Museum & Gallery

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Traverse City

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, immerse yourself in nature at Traverse City State Park, then explore the activities along Grand Traverse Bay, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Right Brain Brewery, and finally stop by Cherry Republic of Traverse City. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Sunset Park, take in the exciting artwork at Michigan Artists Gallery, do a tasting at Left Foot Charley Winery, then examine the collection at Great Lakes Children's Museum, and finally stroll through Clinch Park.

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Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Traverse City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Colorado Springs to Traverse City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Colorado Springs in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Traverse City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Left Foot Charley Winery ©
Left Foot Charley Winery
Great Lakes Children's Museum ©
Great Lakes Children's Museum

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 17th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, take a memorable tour with Tours, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, then tee off at Jewel Golf Course, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Biddle House, and finally stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island driving holiday planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in July, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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Portland

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 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at East End Beach, get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion, trek along Back Cove Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maine Craft Distilling, and finally stroll the grounds of Eastern Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Casco Bay, don't miss a visit to Harbor Fish Market, then admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and finally learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Portland in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. When traveling from Mackinac Island in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
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Victoria Mansion ©
Victoria Mansion
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Wadsworth-Longfellow House ©
Wadsworth-Longfellow House

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Little Village Gifts, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, stop by Bar Harbor Popcorn, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, and finally trek along Great Head Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, play a few rounds at Kebo Valley Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and finally head outdoors with Dorr Mountain.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape May.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

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Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): step aboard Spirit of Cape May, kick back and relax at Cape May Point State Park, examine the collection at Cape May Lighthouse, then explore the galleries of World War II Lookout Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at South Cape May Meadows, and finally examine the collection at Cape May Fire Department Museum. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Poverty Beach, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center of Cape May, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape May City Beaches, then steep yourself in history at Emlen Physick Estate, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bar Harbor to Cape May in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bar Harbor in July, expect Cape May to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Cape May Point State Park
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Emlen Physick Estate ©
Emlen Physick Estate

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