20 days in New England Itinerary

20 days in New England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New England sightseeing planner
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Boston
— 4 nights
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Sandwich
— 2 nights
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Provincetown
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 4 nights
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Boston — 4 nights

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 lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, walk around Boston Common, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and stroll through Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston road trip planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Boston. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in September, with highs in Boston at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.
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Ogunquit — 2 nights

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 21st (Wed): 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: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Ogunquit online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Ogunquit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ogunquit when traveling from Boston in September, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.
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Boothbay Harbor — 1 night

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, then go for a walk through Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Boothbay Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 3 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bar Harbor: Catherine Hill Winery (in Cherryfield) and Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and explore the activities along Frenchman Bay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip website.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Sandwich.
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Sandwich — 2 nights

Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises and then make a trip to Old King's Hwy. On your second day here, stroll through Shining Sea Bikeway, take in nature's colorful creations at Highfield Hall & Gardens, then get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, and finally examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandwich online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Sandwich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Provincetown.
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Provincetown — 3 nights

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Eastham (Salt Pond Visitor Center & Nauset Light Beach). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Cod National Seashore. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, surround yourself with nature on Art's Dune Tours, kick back and relax at Corn Hill Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Provincetown trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Sandwich to Provincetown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Newport.
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Newport — 4 nights

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Newport is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Breakers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, stroll around Fort Adams State Park, and take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Newport trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Provincetown to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Newport are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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