15 days in Denver & New England Itinerary

15 days in Denver & New England Itinerary

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15 days in Denver & New England Itinerary

Start: Denver
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
2
Nantucket
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  4​h
3
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Boston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sandwich
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Denver

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then view the masterpieces at Denver Botanic Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and finally sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Denver route maker tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. September in Denver sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

1
night
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 16th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, then see the interesting displays at Whaling Museum, and then kick back and relax at Jetties Beach. On your second day here, tee off at Miacomet Golf Club, then visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, and then get to know the fascinating history of Milestone Bog.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nantucket online journey builder .

You can fly from Denver to Nantucket in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Denver to Nantucket, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in September, plan for slightly colder days in Nantucket, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Museums Golf
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse

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 18th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Abacus, kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ogunquit trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Nantucket to Ogunquit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nantucket in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Ogunquit, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

4
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.
Museum of Fine Arts and Freedom Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Salem (The House of the Seven Gables & Peabody Essex Museum). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, explore the galleries of The Paul Revere House, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and stroll around Boston Public Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boston day trip planner.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Boston in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Boston when traveling from Ogunquit in September, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cambridge, Salem, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, then examine the collection at The Breakers, and finally enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lizzie Borden House, then examine the collection at New Bedford Whaling Museum, and then stroll around Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob).

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Newport online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Boston to Newport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Newport sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), New Bedford Whaling Museum, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Lizzie Borden House
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
New Bedford Whaling Museum ©
New Bedford Whaling Museum

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night
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 25th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock, then get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Craigville Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sandwich online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Newport to Sandwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Sandwich are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Sandwich

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Craigville Beach, Plymouth Rock
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Craigville Beach ©
Craigville Beach

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beach. Get some cultural insight at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Provincetown: Eastham (Coast Guard Beach & Nauset Light Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Race Point Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Provincetown trip app .

Traveling by car from Sandwich to Provincetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastham, Cape Cod National Seashore, Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Coast Guard Beach ©
Coast Guard Beach

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