17 days in New England Itinerary

17 days in New England Itinerary

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17 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Ogunquit
Drive:  4​h
1
Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Charlemont
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Provincetown
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Boston
— 1 night
End: Boston

3
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Great Head Trail has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Carriage Roads and Heart of Acadia Loop will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eagle Lake Acadia National Park and St. Saviour's Church :. Step out of Bar Harbor to go to Southwest Harbor and see Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Flying Mountain Hiking Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip planner .

Ogunquit to Bar Harbor is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to North Conway.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor
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Eagle Lake Acadia National Park ©
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park

3
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Black Cap Hiking Trail and Crawford Notch State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Grafton Notch State Park and Echo Lake State Park. It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Kancamagus Highway.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read North Conway day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to North Conway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in North Conway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Echo Lake State Park, Crawford Notch State Park, Grafton Notch State Park
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Grafton Notch State Park ©
Grafton Notch State Park
Crawford Notch State Park ©
Crawford Notch State Park
Black Cap Hiking Trail ©
Black Cap Hiking Trail

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West Rattlesnake Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, hike along Artist Bluff Trail, and then take a memorable drive along Franconia Notch.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Lincoln trip itinerary planner.

Drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from North Conway in October since evenings lows in Lincoln dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Charlemont.

Things to do in Lincoln

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Franconia, West Rattlesnake Mountain
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch ©
Franconia Notch
Artist Bluff Trail ©
Artist Bluff Trail

2
nights
Charlemont

Charlemont ©
Charlemont is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. Equinox Mountain has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at D.A.R. State Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Apex Orchards and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Equinox Mountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Charlemont trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Lincoln to Charlemont in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Charlemont

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Equinox Mountain, D.A.R. State Forest, Apex Orchards
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D.A.R. State Forest ©
D.A.R. State Forest
Equinox Mountain ©
Equinox Mountain
Apex Orchards ©
Apex Orchards

1
night
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Merck Forest & Farmland Center, then choose your vessel at Vermont River Runners, and then explore the activities along Battenkill River.

Plan trip to Manchester with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Charlemont to Manchester in 1.5 hours. In October in Manchester, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Manchester

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Merck Forest & Farmland Center
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Merck Forest & Farmland Center ©
Merck Forest & Farmland Center

4
nights
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 outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Skaket Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Race Point Beach and Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Chatham (Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge & Chatham Lighthouse Beach), West Dennis Beach (in West Dennis) and Eastham (Salt Pond Visitor Center, First Encounter Beach, & more). There's more to do: hike along Cape Cod Provincelands Trail and take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Provincetown road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Manchester to Provincetown takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Manchester in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Provincetown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Boston.

Things to do in Provincetown

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Chatham, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Skaket Beach, West Dennis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Skaket Beach ©
Skaket Beach

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Boston holiday website .

Traveling by ferry from Provincetown to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Bunker Hill Monument ©
Bunker Hill Monument

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