15 days in New England Itinerary

15 days in New England Itinerary

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15 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  5​h
1
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Let the collections at Mystic Seaport Museum and The Breakers capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Adams State Park and Stonington Village Farmers' Market. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, and hike along Cliff Walk.

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Charlotte to Newport is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in August; daily highs in Newport reach 79°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Stonington Village Farmers' Market, Mystic Seaport Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park
The Elms
The Elms
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum

3
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Ledge and Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center. Get some historical perspective at Flume Gorge and Russell-Colbath Homestead. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around North Conway: Sugar Hill Historical Museum (in Sugar Hill) and Mt Washington Auto Rd (in Gorham). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths and take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway.

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You can drive from Newport to North Conway in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. August in North Conway sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in North Conway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Flume Gorge, Sugar Hill Historical Museum, Russell-Colbath Homestead, Mount Washington Auto Road
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Sugar Hill Historical Museum ©
Sugar Hill Historical Museum
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ocean Path and Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Acadia National Park, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor road trip website .

You can drive from North Conway to Bar Harbor in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Old School House, enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ogunquit journey tool .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

York, Strawbery Banke Museum
Highlights from your plan
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and USS Constitution Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to The House of the Seven Gables (in Salem), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Boston, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The House of the Seven Gables, Plimoth Plantation, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation

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