10 days in New England Itinerary

10 days in New England Itinerary

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10 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Reno
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
North Conway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Chatham
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
New Haven
— 1 night
train + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Reno

1
night
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. On the 4th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Equinox Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Lye Brook Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Equinox Preservation Trust.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manchester trip planning website .

Reno to Manchester is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Reno to Manchester due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reno in October, you will find days in Manchester are slightly colder (62°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Equinox Mountain
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Equinox Mountain ©
Equinox Mountain
Equinox Preservation Trust ©
Equinox Preservation Trust

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedral Ledge, then admire the sheer force of Jackson Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our North Conway trip planner.

Getting from Manchester to North Conway by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October in North Conway, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Jackson
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Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
Jackson Falls ©
Jackson Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery, then steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, then take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, then explore the activities along Casco Bay, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Portland road trip planning tool .

Drive from North Conway to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Marginal Way Walkway, Strawbery Banke Museum, St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Highlights from your plan
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church

1
night
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 8th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of HarborWalk, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then wander the streets of Back Bay, and finally contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planning app .

Drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in October, Boston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chatham.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Back Bay ©
Back Bay

1
night
Chatham

Chatham ©
Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Coast Guard Beach, enjoy the sea views from Chatham Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chatham online route builder .

Getting from Boston to Chatham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Chatham sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Chatham

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coast Guard Beach ©
Coast Guard Beach
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Chatham Lighthouse ©
Chatham Lighthouse

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 10th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Castle Hill Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Rosecliff, then steep yourself in history at Rough Point, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Touro Synagogue, admire all the interesting features of Bellevue Avenue Historic District, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of American Illustration, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Newport attractions planner .

Getting from Chatham to Newport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to New Haven.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Castle Hill Lighthouse ©
Castle Hill Lighthouse
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park
Rough Point ©
Rough Point

1
night
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Hammonasset Beach State Park and then explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our New Haven itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Newport to New Haven in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Haven

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hammonasset Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery

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