11 days in New England Itinerary

11 days in New England Itinerary

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11 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + foot:  12​h 15​min
1
Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Nantucket
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  5​h
3
Franconia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Boston
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, view the masterpieces at Chapter Two Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Whopaints Gallery, and finally stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor tour itinerary builder website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Bar Harbor is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Lisbon to Bar Harbor, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in April, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Bar Harbor: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trips

Winter Harbor, Jordan Cliffs Trail, Chapter Two Art Gallery
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park ©
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
Chapter Two Art Gallery ©
Chapter Two Art Gallery

1
night
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to First Congregational Church, enjoy the sea views from Brant Point Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, and finally stop by Aunt Leah's Fudge. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Greater Light, then examine the collection at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, then contemplate the long history of Wauwinet, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nantucket trip planning app .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Nantucket by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nantucket when traveling from Bar Harbor in April, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Franconia.

Things to do in Nantucket

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Greater Light ©
Greater Light
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse

1
night
Franconia

Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a memorable drive along The Frost Place, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Franconia route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Nantucket to Franconia in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nantucket in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Franconia, with lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Franconia

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Adventure

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
The Frost Place ©
The Frost Place

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, then contemplate the long history of Marble House, then steep yourself in history at Redwood Library & Athenaeum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Adams State Park, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newport itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Franconia to Newport takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Franconia in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Newport, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
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The Elms ©
The Elms
Marble House ©
Marble House
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park

2
nights
Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Newbury Street, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Newport to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Boston, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

The House of the Seven Gables
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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