16 days in New York City, New England & Maine Itinerary

16 days in New York City, New England & Maine Itinerary

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16 days in New York City, New England & Maine Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Provincetown
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Hamburg

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning site .

Hamburg, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hamburg to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Elms and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Goosewing Beach Preserve, then examine the collection at The Breakers, and then cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from New York City to Newport in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Newport: highs are around 27°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Goosewing Beach Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
The Elms ©
The Elms

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and then wander the streets of North End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then don't miss a visit to Boston Public Library, and finally stroll through Boston Common.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston attractions planner.

Drive from Newport to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
North End ©
North End
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Spoiled Rotten, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Drakes Island Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit road trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Ogunquit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Ogunquit. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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 Cadillac Mountain and Park Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, and admire the natural beauty at Asticou Azalea Garden.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip planner .

Getting from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Azalea Garden
Highlights from your plan
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Race Point Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Provincetown trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bar Harbor to Provincetown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

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