16 days in New England Itinerary

16 days in New England Itinerary

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16 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Nantucket
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rockland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Franconia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Williamstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, don't miss a visit to Brant Point Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Whaling Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Episcopal Church, then visit a coastal fixture at Great Point Light, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Milestone Bog, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nantucket day trip planning app .

Phoenix to Nantucket is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Nantucket is 2 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in September, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Nantucket: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rockland.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brant Point Lighthouse ©
Brant Point Lighthouse
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light

2
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. On the 9th (Mon), look for gifts at Maine State Prison Store, enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, then explore the galleries of Maine Lighthouse Museum, then browse the exhibits of Farnsworth Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars. On your second day here, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Rockland Breakwater Light, then enjoy the sea views from Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, and finally explore the galleries of General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rockland road trip planner .

Fly from Nantucket to Rockland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Nantucket in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rockland, with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Thomaston, Owls Head, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
Bath is a city in Sagadahoc County, Maine, in the United States. On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Doubling Point Lighthouse, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, then visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Pemaquid Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, then get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store, then examine the collection at Maine Maritime Museum, and finally stop by Five Islands Farm.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bath attractions planner.

Drive from Rockland to Bath in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bath can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Franconia.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Bristol, Portland Head Light, Doubling Point Lighthouse, The Wilson Memorial Chapel, Five Islands Farm
Highlights from your plan
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Maine Maritime Museum ©
Maine Maritime Museum
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

2
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get your game on at Clark's Trading Post and the White Mt. Central RR, then get to know the fascinating history of Flume Gorge, and then stop by Chutters. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Harman's Cheese & Country Store, contemplate the long history of Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge, then look for gifts at The Little Village Toy and Book Shop, then look for gifts at The Little Herb Shoppe, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at just L Modern Antiques.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Franconia journey planner .

You can drive from Bath to Franconia in 3 hours. Traveling from Bath in September, Franconia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Williamstown.

Things to do in Franconia

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Littleton, Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, Clark's Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Harman's Cheese & Country Store ©
Harman's Cheese & Country Store
Chutters ©
Chutters
Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge ©
Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge

2
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown ©
Williamstown is a town in Berkshire County, in the northwest corner of Massachusetts, United States. On the 15th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The Clark Art Institute, then admire the masterpieces at Bennington Museum, then browse the exhibits of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, and finally look for gifts at Northshire Bookstore. On the next day, explore the world behind art at MASS MoCA, then contemplate the long history of The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, and then experience rural life at Hancock Shaker Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamstown attractions planner.

You can drive from Franconia to Williamstown in 3.5 hours. In September in Williamstown, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Manchester, MASS MoCA, Bennington Museum, The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, Hancock Shaker Village
Highlights from your plan
Bennington Museum ©
Bennington Museum
MASS MoCA ©
MASS MoCA
The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home ©
The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 17th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Marble House, then steep yourself in history at Rough Point, then examine the collection at Rosecliff, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Adams State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, examine the collection at Battleship Cove, and then see the interesting displays at New Bedford Whaling Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport vacation site .

You can drive from Williamstown to Newport in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Williamstown in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Newport, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

New Bedford Whaling Museum, Battleship Cove
Highlights from your plan
Rough Point ©
Rough Point
New Bedford Whaling Museum ©
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Battleship Cove ©
Battleship Cove

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.
Visit The House of the Seven Gables and Strawbery Banke Museum for their historical value. Plimoth Plantation and Museum of Fine Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, shop like a local with Newbury Street, and browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Boston journey planner .

You can drive from Newport to Boston in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Boston sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Salem, Strawbery Banke Museum, Plimoth Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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