10 days in White Mountains, Acadia National Park & Cape Cod Itinerary

10 days in White Mountains, Acadia National Park & Cape Cod Itinerary

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North Conway
— 2 nights
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Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
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Provincetown
— 3 nights
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Sandwich
— 2 nights
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North Conway

— 2 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near North Conway: Mechanic Street Covered Bridge (in Lancaster), Mt. Washington Auto Road (in Gorham) and Santa's Village (in Jefferson). There's still lots to do: cruise along Kancamagus Highway, look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Gorge.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read North Conway trip planner.

Saint Louis to North Conway is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to North Conway due to the time zone difference. In July, North Conway is little chillier than Saint Louis - with highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park

— 2 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and finally explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail, and then cruise along Park Loop Road.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Acadia National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Acadia National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. July in Acadia National Park sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Provincetown.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Provincetown

— 3 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Provincetown: Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Coast Guard Beach (in Eastham). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marconi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Cod National Seashore, take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, and pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Acadia National Park to Provincetown by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Acadia National Park in July since evenings lows in Provincetown dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sandwich

— 2 nights
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, examine the collection at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Old Silver Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shining Sea Bikeway, and then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sandwich online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Sandwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sandwich can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

White Mountains travel guide

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Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Theme Parks
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.

Cape Cod travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Specialty Museums
Located on the southern shore of Massachusetts, Cape Cod contains some 15 towns and two islands. The arm-shaped peninsula is a popular holiday destination throughout the year because of its historical attractions, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, and a scenic coastline dotted by sandy beaches. Start your sightseeing in Provincetown, located at the very tip of the cape and famous for being the site of the first Pilgrims' landing in 1620. From there you can hit up all of the Cape's other small towns, renowned for their comfortable bed and breakfasts and distinctive cuisine of fresh fish and oyster dishes. This maritime community features more than a dozen lighthouses. Part of experiencing the Cape means a trip to its two islands--which showcase several lighthouses and numerous restaurants.