15 days in New England Itinerary

15 days in New England Itinerary

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15 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Boston
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Portland
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a stroll through Beacon Hill, wander the streets of Newbury Street, and then browse the different shops at Prudential Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Boston trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Boston is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Boston is minus 6 hours. October in Boston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Crow Haven Corner
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Crow Haven Corner ©
Crow Haven Corner
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill

3
nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and MacMillan Wharf. Relax by the water at Chatham Lighthouse Beach and Nauset Light Beach. Step out of Provincetown with an excursion to Maps of Antiquity in Chatham--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Point, learn about winemaking at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, and trek along Cape Cod Provincelands Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Provincetown route maker site .

You can ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Provincetown

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Chatham, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Nauset Light Beach, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Long Point ©
Long Point
Chatham Lighthouse Beach ©
Chatham Lighthouse Beach
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod ©
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

2
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eagle Lake Acadia National Park and Gorham Mountain Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate High Street Historic District and St. Saviour's Church :. Step out of Bar Harbor with an excursion to Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre in Camden--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Asticou Azalea Garden, stroll through Agamont Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Atlantic Brewing Company.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor sightseeing site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Provincetown to Bar Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bar Harbor when traveling from Provincetown in October, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Camden, Gorham Mountain Trail, Asticou Azalea Garden
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Eagle Lake Acadia National Park ©
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
Asticou Azalea Garden ©
Asticou Azalea Garden
Agamont Park ©
Agamont Park

2
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Echo Lake State Park, then look for gifts at Handcrafter's Barn, then stop by Bavarian Chocolate Haus, and finally stop by Christmas Loft. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): look for gifts at Ravenwood Curio Shoppe, stop by The Old Country Store, and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our North Conway trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to North Conway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in North Conway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravenwood Curio Shoppe, The Old Country Store, Echo Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Old Country Store ©
The Old Country Store
Echo Lake State Park ©
Echo Lake State Park
Christmas Loft ©
Christmas Loft

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Mon), stop by Len Libby Chocolates, then enjoy the sand and surf at Higgins Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Portland Breakwater Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Wadsworth-Longfellow House and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wells Reserve at Laudholm.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland holiday planner .

Getting from North Conway to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Scarborough, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Portland Breakwater Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Wells Reserve at Laudholm ©
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Higgins Beach ©
Higgins Beach
Wadsworth-Longfellow House ©
Wadsworth-Longfellow House

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