15 days in New England Itinerary

15 days in New England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Taxi:  9 h 30 min
1
Rockland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Eastham
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Farnsworth Art Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Rockland Breakwater Light, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Rockland trip simple and quick.

Los Angeles to Rockland is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Rockland is 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Rockland hover around 58°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Owls Head Lighthouse, Camden Hills State Park
Highlights from your plan
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Saviour's Church : and Compass Harbor Trail. Go for a jaunt from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor to see Schoodic Point about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor online trip builder.

You can drive from Rockland to Bar Harbor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Schoodic Point
Highlights from your plan
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :
Spas
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath), Strawbery Banke Museum (in Portsmouth) and Wells Beach (in Wells). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Bug Light Park, visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory, and cruise along Ocean Ave.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Portland sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine Maritime Museum, Strawbery Banke Museum, Wells Beach, Ocean Ave
Highlights from your plan
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fadden's General Store and White Mountain Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: North Conway (Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center & Cathedral Ledge), Quechee Gorge (in Quechee) and Castle in the Clouds (in Moultonborough). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and don't miss a visit to Wallace Horse Cemetery.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Lincoln in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in October, plan for little chillier nights in Lincoln, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eastham.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

North Conway, Franconia, Fadden's General Store, Quechee Gorge, Wallace Horse Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
White Mountain Winery ©
White Mountain Winery
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

2
nights
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get all the information you need at Salt Pond Visitor Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Cod National Seashore. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Provincetown Library, then kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Eastham trip planner.

Drive from Lincoln to Eastham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Lincoln in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Eastham. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nantucket.

Things to do in Eastham

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Provincetown, Nauset Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 17th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Brant Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Madaket Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at Cisco Brewers. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Surfside Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nantucket trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Eastham to Nantucket takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Nantucket can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantucket

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Brant Point Lighthouse ©
Brant Point Lighthouse
Madaket Beach ©
Madaket Beach
Cisco Brewers ©
Cisco Brewers

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