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Newport — 1 night

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Newport Car Museum, then explore the galleries of Lizzie Borden House, and then explore the world behind art at RISD Museum. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Rosecliff, admire all the interesting features of Bellevue Avenue Historic District, and then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Rhode Island Red Food Tours.

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Columbus to Newport is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Hartford.
Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
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Hartford — 3 nights

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and East Rock Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hartford: Charles W. Morgan (in Mystic), New Haven (Yale University Art Gallery, Yale University, &more) and Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center (in Mashantucket). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art and make a trip to Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hartford day trip app.

You can drive from Newport to Hartford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Hartford, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bennington.
Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Bennington — 1 night

Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at MASS MoCA, then get great views at Bennington Battle Monument, and then look for gifts at Northshire Bookstore.

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Drive from Hartford to Bennington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hartford in December, plan for little chillier nights in Bennington, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Franconia.
Museums · Shopping
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Franconia — 1 night

Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Riverwalk Covered Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Franconia trip maker.

You can drive from Bennington to Franconia in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bennington in December: high temperatures in Franconia hover around 0°C and lows are around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rockland.
Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
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Rockland — 1 night

Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. On the 22nd (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Farnsworth Art Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rockland road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Franconia to Rockland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Franconia in December since evenings lows in Rockland dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.
Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 1 night

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, stroll through Ocean Path, and then explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rockland to Bar Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Boston.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Boston — 4 nights


Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Explore hidden gems such as Old State House and Salem Food Tours. Step out of Boston to go to Gloucester and see Fishermen's Memorial Monument, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, engage your brain at Museum of Science, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and take a stroll through North End.

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Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in December: high temperatures in Boston hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Provincetown.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Provincetown — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, then explore the world behind art at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Provincetown road trip tool.

Fly from Boston to Provincetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Tours
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Vermont travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.

New Hampshire travel guide

Geologic Formations · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Maine travel guide

Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

Massachusetts travel guide

History Museums · Nightlife · Art Museums
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.