12 days in New England Itinerary

12 days in New England Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
2
Ogunquit
— 1 night
3
Boston
— 2 nights
4
Provincetown
— 2 nights
5
Falmouth
— 1 night
6
Newport
— 2 nights

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Cadillac Mountain and Schoodic Peninsula. Step out of Bar Harbor to go to Winter Harbor and see Schoodic Point, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church : and identify plant and animal life at Indian Point Blagden Preserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor visit planning app.

Des Moines to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Bar Harbor is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Des Moines in October: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Indian Point Blagden Preserve, Cadillac Mountain, Schoodic Point
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Schoodic Peninsula ©
Schoodic Peninsula

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ogunquit trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, St. Ann's Episcopal Church
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see where the action happens at Fenway Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at King's Chapel.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Boston tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Boston, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Cape Cod National Seashore and then steep yourself in history at Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach, stroll through Herring Cove Beach, and then examine the collection at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Provincetown route maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Boston to Provincetown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Falmouth.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cape Cod National Seashore, Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

1
night
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Highfield Hall & Gardens, engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, thengrab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Nobska Point Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Falmouth online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Falmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Sandwich Glass Museum
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Highfield Hall & Gardens ©
Highfield Hall & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Nobska Point Lighthouse ©
Nobska Point Lighthouse

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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 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church, thensee the interesting displays at The Breakers, thenstroll through Cliff Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ocean Drive Historic District. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area, take an in-depth tour of Lizzie Borden House, and then admire the majestic nature at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Falmouth to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area, Lizzie Borden House
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
The Breakers ©
The Breakers

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