11 days in New England Itinerary

11 days in New England Itinerary

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11 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h
1
Boston
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, and browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary planning site .

Washington DC to Boston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Boston to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marginal Way Walkway
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Provincetown: Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Coast Guard Beach (in Eastham). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach, take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Provincetown holiday app .

You can ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Provincetown sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach, Nauset Beach
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

2
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, then get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Plantation, then kick back and relax at Old Silver Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Falmouth trip planner .

You can drive from Provincetown to Falmouth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Falmouth

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandwich, Plymouth
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Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

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 20th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Thames Glass, and then tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport route planner.

Getting from Falmouth to Newport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Newport sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Mystic Aquarium
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Rail Tours

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