15 days in New England Itinerary

15 days in New England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New England travel planner
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Nantucket
— 1 night
Ferry to Ocean Street Terminal, Hyannis, MA, Taxi to Eastham
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Eastham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
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Nantucket — 1 night

Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cisco Brewers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then visit a coastal fixture at Brant Point Lighthouse.

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Washington DC to Nantucket is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get slightly colder in Nantucket: highs are around 69°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Eastham.
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Eastham — 4 nights

Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Step out of the city life by going to Nauset Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore and learn at Salt Pond Visitor Center and Chatham Railroad Museum. There's much more to do: stroll through First Encounter Beach, enjoy the sea views from Nauset Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Coast Guard Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Atwood Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eastham travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Nantucket to Eastham in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Eastham can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newport.
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Newport — 3 nights

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lizzie Borden House and Rosecliff. Museum-lovers will get to explore Battleship Cove and International Tennis Hall of Fame. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Newport tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Eastham to Newport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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 2nd (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour and then wander the streets of Old Port. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Portland online route maker.

Fly from Newport to Portland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in July, Portland is a bit cooler at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Acadia National Park.
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island — 4 nights

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Explore hidden gems such as Thunder Hole and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Get in touch with nature at Sand Beach and Bubble Rock. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads, contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and hike along Great Head Trail.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Acadia National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Portland to Acadia National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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