16 days in New England Itinerary

16 days in New England Itinerary

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16 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h
1
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
3
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Seattle

3
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
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.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop, and examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Acadia National Park trip planner .

Seattle to Acadia National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Acadia National Park is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, you will find days in Acadia National Park are little chillier (75°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

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Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Ogunquit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Boston is known for museums, historic sites, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boston Common, don't miss a visit to Boston Public Library, and shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Boston itinerary builder app .

Getting from Ogunquit to Boston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Boston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 13th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk and then kick back and relax at Salty Brine State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, and then see the interesting displays at The Breakers.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Newport itinerary planner.

Drive from Boston to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Salty Brine State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

2
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then browse the exhibits of Edward Gorey House, and finally steep yourself in history at Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: step aboard Mayflower II, contemplate the long history of Hoxie House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Falmouth travel planner.

You can drive from Newport to Falmouth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Falmouth

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sandwich, Yarmouth Port, Mayflower II
Highlights from your plan
Shining Sea Bikeway ©
Shining Sea Bikeway
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House

3
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.
Provincetown is known for beaches, nightlife, museums, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Corn Hill Beach, browse the collection at Provincetown Library, take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf, and appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Provincetown day trip planner .

Drive from Falmouth to Provincetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Cod National Seashore, Corn Hill Beach
Highlights from your plan
Corn Hill Beach ©
Corn Hill Beach
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore

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