8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Raleigh
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 30​min
Mystic
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Salem
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Lincoln
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Burlington
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Raleigh

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Mystic

Mystic
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mystic trip planning tool

Raleigh to Mystic is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Raleigh in October; daily highs in Mystic reach 63°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Salem.
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Salem

Salem
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum and then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Salem journey builder app

You can drive from Mystic to Salem in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

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Museums Historic Sites
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The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Attractions like Loon Mountain and Santa's Village make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Franconia Notch State Park and The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Mountain, have some family-friendly fun at Clark's Trading Post, and stop by Chutters.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln day trip planning site

Traveling by car from Salem to Lincoln takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salem in October, Lincoln is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Franconia, Chutters, Santa's Village
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Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park
Cannon Mountain
Cannon Mountain
Santa's Village ©
Santa's Village

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Burlington

Burlington
Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Burlington road trip tool

You can drive from Lincoln to Burlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Burlington sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Burlington

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Shelburne Farms
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Shelburne Farms
Shelburne Farms

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Independence Hall.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip planning site

Traveling by flight from Burlington to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Philadelphia is somewhat warmer than Burlington - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Museums Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary

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