13 days in New England Itinerary

13 days in New England Itinerary

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13 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + bus:  3​h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Franconia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Provincetown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Newport
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Popular historic sites such as Freedom Trail and Mount Auburn Cemetery are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Fine Arts and Granary Burying Ground. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Concord to see Walden Pond State Reservation about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary builder site .

Washington DC to Boston is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect nights in Boston to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boston

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Walden Pond State Reservation, Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

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 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ogunquit road trip planning website .

You can drive from Boston to Ogunquit in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in October since evenings lows in Ogunquit dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

2
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Flume Gorge, then do a tasting at Seven Birches Winery, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Riverwalk Covered Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Franconia trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Ogunquit to Franconia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Franconia

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln, Riverwalk Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park
Zipline

2
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls, take a memorable drive along Mt Washington Auto Rd, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Highland Lake Beach. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Crawford Notch State Park, then snap pictures at Honeymoon Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jackson Falls.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Jackson trip planner .

You can drive from Franconia to Jackson in an hour. Traveling from Franconia in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 45°F in Jackson. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Jackson

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Crawford Notch State Park, Highland Lake Beach, Mt Washington Auto Rd
Highlights from your plan
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
Crawford Notch State Park ©
Crawford Notch State Park
Highland Lake Beach ©
Highland Lake Beach

2
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Acadia National Park. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, then enjoy the sea views from Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, and then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor road trip tool .

Getting from Jackson to Bar Harbor by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

1
night
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 23rd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and finally make a trip to Commercial Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach, then see the interesting displays at Edward Gorey House, then steep yourself in history at Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, and finally browse the collection at Provincetown Library.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Provincetown trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bar Harbor to Provincetown in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bar Harbor in October since evenings lows in Provincetown dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Provincetown

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Yarmouth Port
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 25th (Thu), admire the striking features of The Elms, cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, and then trek along Cliff Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Newport trip planner .

Drive from Provincetown to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
The Elms ©
The Elms

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