13 days in New England Itinerary

13 days in New England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New England trip planner

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Fly
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Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Provincetown

— 2 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art's Dune Tours and Nauset Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Chatham Lighthouse Beach and Herring Cove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Skaket Beach (in Orleans), Chatham Lighthouse (in Chatham) and Eastham (Nauset Lighthouse & Coast Guard Beach).

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Provincetown day trip planning tool.

Paris, France to Provincetown is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to Provincetown due to the time zone difference. In October in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Rough Point Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, then examine the collection at The Breakers, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Lizzie Borden House, steep yourself in history at Chateau-sur-Mer, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Adams State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Newport trip planner.

You can drive from Provincetown to Newport in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Newport are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

North Conway

— 2 nights
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of White Mountain National Forest and then explore and take pictures at Kancamagus Highway. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jackson Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our North Conway planning website.

Traveling by car from Newport to North Conway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in October, North Conway is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Thunder Hole and Sand Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ocean Path and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Great Head Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor road trip site.

You can drive from North Conway to Bar Harbor in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Portland

— 3 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 28th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Portland Observatory, then visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, and then indulge your taste buds at The Maine Brew Bus. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Portland trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip