Whitman in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. The nearest major city to Whitman is Boston. Boston is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Fenway Park, The Museum Of Fine Arts, Freedom Trail. Also, to reach Whitman, you'll have to take a flight to Boston; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.
Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Whitman.