8 days in New England Itinerary

8 days in New England Itinerary

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8 days in New England Itinerary

San Diego
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
Newport
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Wellfleet
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Boston
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
San Diego

few
hours
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 9th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Newport trip builder tool .

San Diego to Newport is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Newport is 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in October: high temperatures in Newport hover around 64°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wellfleet.

Things to do in Newport

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
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Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

2
days
Wellfleet

Wellfleet ©
Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the galleries of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and then kick back and relax at Cape Cod National Seashore. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Captain Penniman House, steep yourself in history at Edward Gorey House, contemplate the long history of Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach, and finally get lost in a book at Provincetown Library.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Wellfleet trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Newport to Wellfleet by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. October in Wellfleet sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Wellfleet

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Provincetown, Yarmouth Port, Cape Cod National Seashore, Captain Penniman House
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House

2
days
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Acadia National Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and then look for gifts at The Christmas Vacation Shop.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bar Harbor using our trip planner.

Getting from Wellfleet to Bar Harbor by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Wellfleet in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bar Harbor, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Cadillac Mountain
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Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

1
day
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then stroll through Ogunquit Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ogunquit road trip planning site .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

1
day
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.
On the 15th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Ogunquit to Boston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in October, Boston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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