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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, stroll through Cliff Walk, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, then view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, and then tour in style with a train tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary planner .

Bilbao, Spain to Newport is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Bilbao to Newport, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Newport are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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), explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, then examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Plantation, then explore the world behind art at Highfield Hall & Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), and finally enjoy the sea views from Nobska Point Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Falmouth online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Newport to Falmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Provincetown.

Things to do in Falmouth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandwich, Plymouth
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Provincetown side-trips: Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Coast Guard Beach (in Eastham). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, stroll through Race Point Beach, and get lost in a book at Provincetown Library.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Provincetown trip builder .

Drive from Falmouth to Provincetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nauset Beach, Marconi Beach, Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Corn Hill Beach
Highlights from your plan
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): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, then see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then trek along Gorham Mountain Trail, and then hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip builder website .

Getting from Provincetown to Bar Harbor by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Provincetown in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Bar Harbor, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Trails Outdoors

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): enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampton Beach State Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ogunquit road trip planning site .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, Hampton Beach State Park, St. Ann's Episcopal Church
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.
Step out of Boston to go to Gloucester and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll around Boston Public Garden, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and browse the collection at Boston Public Library.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston planner .

Drive from Ogunquit to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Boston. 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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