12 days in New England Itinerary

12 days in New England Itinerary

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12 days in New England Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  6​h
1
Stowe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Franconia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Provincetown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Stowe

Stowe ©
Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): trek along Stowe Recreation Path.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stowe road trip planner.

New York City to Stowe is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, Stowe is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Franconia.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Burlington Bike Path, Round Church
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mansfield State Forest ©
Mount Mansfield State Forest
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path

1
night
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Franconia vacation tool .

You can drive from Stowe to Franconia in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lincoln
Highlights from your plan
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

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.
On the 27th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ogunquit road trip planning tool .

Drive from Franconia to Ogunquit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Farnsworth Art Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, and then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Camden travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Camden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Ogunquit in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Camden, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Otter Cliff and Carriage Roads. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail and Ocean Path. Change things up with a short trip to Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Bass Harbor (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, and don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor day trip planner.

Getting from Camden to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads
Otter Cliff ©
Otter Cliff

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night
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Race Point Beach, then take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Provincetown Library, then admire all the interesting features of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Provincetown online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Provincetown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bar Harbor in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Provincetown, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park, steep yourself in history at Marble House, then contemplate the long history of The Elms, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Newport online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October, daytime highs in Newport are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park ©
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
The Elms
The Elms

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