12 days in New England Itinerary

12 days in New England Itinerary

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12 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Newport
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sandwich
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
day
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 24th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary planning site .

Houston to Newport is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Newport is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

1
night
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Sandwich Glass Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hoxie House, then examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sandwich trip builder .

You can drive from Newport to Sandwich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Sandwich, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

Shining Sea Bikeway
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Hoxie House ©
Hoxie House

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beach. Get some cultural insight at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Provincetown Art Association and Museum. When in Provincetown, make a side trip to see Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach, stroll through Herring Cove Beach, get a sense of history and politics at Provincetown Town Hall, and learn about winemaking at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Provincetown trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Sandwich to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Cod National Seashore, Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Beach, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

1
night
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 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Acadia National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor itinerary website .

You can fly from Provincetown to Bar Harbor in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Provincetown in September, Bar Harbor is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ogunquit trip maker .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ogunquit are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Fine Arts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Freedom Trail and Peabody Essex Museum. When in Boston, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester, approximately 50 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park and take a stroll through North End.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner.

Drive from Ogunquit to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Peabody Essex Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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