15 days in New England Itinerary

15 days in New England Itinerary

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Boston
— 1 night
Drive
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Quechee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burlington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stowe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Franconia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rockland
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Boston — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the history at Minute Man National Historical Park, steep yourself in history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, and then take in the views from The Old North Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Boston day trip website.

San Diego to Boston is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Diego in October; daily highs in Boston reach 64°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Quechee.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Quechee — 2 nights

Quechee is a census-designated place and one of five unincorporated villages in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the views from Quechee Bridge. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Quechee Gorge and then take a peaceful walk through Mount Tom.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Quechee trip planning tool.

Getting from Boston to Quechee by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in October, plan for little chillier nights in Quechee, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Burlington.
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Burlington — 2 nights

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Ethan Allen Homestead. On your second day here, hike along Burlington Bike Path and then contemplate the long history of Auer Family Boathouse.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Burlington vacation planner.

Getting from Quechee to Burlington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Burlington, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stowe.
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Stowe — 2 nights

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get outside with Peace Pups Dog Sledding, admire the sheer force of Moss Glen Falls, and then take a memorable drive along Smugglers Notch State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Stowe trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Burlington to Stowe in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Burlington in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 39°F in Stowe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Franconia.
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Franconia — 2 nights

Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Get some cultural insight at The Frost Place and Flume Gorge. Step off the beaten path and head to Franconia Notch and Cascade Falls. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Bluff Trail and enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach.

Plan trip to Franconia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Stowe to Franconia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Franconia are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 11th (Tue), head outdoors with Dorr Mountain and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Heart of Acadia Loop and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary site.

Drive from Franconia to Bar Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Franconia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bar Harbor, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Rockland.
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Rockland — 1 night

Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sail Power and Steam Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rockland online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rockland can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Portland.
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Portland — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Casco Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Wadsworth-Longfellow House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Portland trip planner.

Getting from Rockland to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Beaches · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Hartford travel guide

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Canyons · Nature & Parks · Antique Stores
Hartford is a New England town in Windsor County in the state of Vermont, in the United States. It is located on the New Hampshire border, at the intersection of Interstates 89 and 91. It is the site of the confluence of the White River and the Connecticut River; the Ottauquechee River also flows through the town. The town is composed of five unincorporated villages: Hartford, Quechee, West Hartford, White River Junction and Wilder. The population was 9,952 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe community was chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire in 1761, and is named for Hartford, Connecticut.GeographyThe town of Hartford is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 118.9sqkm, of which 116.5sqkm is land and 2.3sqkm, or 1.93%, is water.

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