17 days in New England Itinerary

17 days in New England Itinerary

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17 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Bilbao
+3
Fly + train + foot + bus:  14​h 15​min
1
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Boston
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bilbao

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Mystic Aquarium, then take in the exciting artwork at Thames Glass, and then tour in style with a train tour.

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Bilbao, Spain to Newport is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bilbao to Newport is minus 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Falmouth.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Mystic Aquarium
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium

2
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. On the 13th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Highfield Hall & Gardens, explore the world behind art at Sandwich Glass Museum, then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock, and then don't miss a visit to Old King's Hwy.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Falmouth online route planner .

You can drive from Newport to Falmouth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Falmouth

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandwich, Plymouth
Highlights from your plan
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum

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.
Explore Provincetown's surroundings by going to Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Coast Guard Beach (in Eastham). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, kick back and relax at Cape Cod National Seashore, get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Provincetown road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Falmouth to Provincetown takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Corn Hill Beach, Marconi Beach
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Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum ©
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail, and then stroll through Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Provincetown to Bar Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Provincetown in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bar Harbor, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

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 20th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampton Beach State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ogunquit trip maker 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. August in Ogunquit sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Hampton Beach State Park, Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Boston to Gloucester to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, make a trip to Boston Public Library, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and traverse land and water with a duck tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston holiday 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, plan for a bit warmer nights in Boston, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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