20 days in New York City & New England Itinerary

20 days in New York City & New England Itinerary

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20 days in New York City & New England Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
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New York City
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
New Haven
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Sheffield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bennington
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
Burlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Portsmouth
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Boston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
New York City
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h
End: Brussels

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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.
To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip maker tool .

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. On the 13th (Mon), you're off toNew Haven.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

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New Haven

New Haven
New Haven, in the U.S. For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Haven trip tool .

Drive from New York City to New Haven in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in New Haven, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. You'll set off for Sheffield on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in New Haven

Parks Outdoors Museums

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Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 14th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Race Brook Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Monument Mountain, then steep yourself in history at Herman Melville's Arrowhead, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ozzie's Glass Gallery. On your second day here, get outside with Bartholomew's Cobble and then sample the fine beverages at Berkshire Mountain Distillers.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sheffield trip simple and quick.

You can drive from New Haven to Sheffield in 2 hours. Traveling from New Haven in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sheffield, with lows of 17°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bennington.

Things to do in Sheffield

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monument Mountain, Herman Melville's Arrowhead, Ozzie's Glass Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Race Brook Falls ©
Race Brook Falls
Bartholomew's Cobble ©
Bartholomew's Cobble
Ozzie's Glass Gallery ©
Ozzie's Glass Gallery

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Bennington

Bennington ©
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Bennington Potters.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bennington travel route planner .

Getting from Sheffield to Bennington by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Bennington sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Bennington

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bennington Potters ©
Bennington Potters

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Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 16th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, browse the exhibits of Ethan Allen Homestead, let little ones run wild at Battery Park, get your game on at Vintage Photography Emporium, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mad River Distillers Burlington, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Queen City Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Lake Champlain Chocolates, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Switchback Brewing, then examine the collection at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Button Bay State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Burlington travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bennington to Burlington. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Vergennes
Highlights from your plan
Battery Park ©
Battery Park
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum ©
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Button Bay State Park ©
Button Bay State Park

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, play a few rounds at North Conway Country Club, then shop like a local with North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Fine Arts Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Black Cap Hiking Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dahl Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Arethusa Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Gorge, then stop by Naked Bohemian, and finally do a tasting at White Mountain Winery.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read North Conway travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Burlington to North Conway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in North Conway are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Arethusa Falls, Rocky Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Black Cap Hiking Trail ©
Black Cap Hiking Trail
Rocky Gorge ©
Rocky Gorge

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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, then take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bowl Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Heart of Acadia Loop.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Acadia National Park road trip website .

You can drive from North Conway to Acadia National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Acadia National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
The Bowl Trail ©
The Bowl Trail
Heart of Acadia Loop ©
Heart of Acadia Loop

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Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Popham State Historic Site and Eastern Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Popham Beach State Park and Kennebec River Rail Trail. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Nickels-Sortwell House (in Wiscasset), Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery (in Union) and Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum (in Alna). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at Umbrella Cover Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Bradbury Mountain State Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Portland road trip planner .

Drive from Acadia National Park to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Phippsburg, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Nickels-Sortwell House, Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Portland to Portsmouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Boston.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Outdoors Tours

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to National Monument to the Forefathers and Charles River Esplanade. Attractions like Boston Public Garden and Plymouth Rock make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Scituate Lighthouse (in Scituate) and Jenney Museum (in Plymouth). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, admire the landmark architecture of Phillips House, contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, and snap pictures at North Bridge.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Boston travel site .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Boston sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Plymouth, Concord, Scituate Lighthouse, Buckman Tavern, Phillips House
Highlights from your plan
Old State House ©
Old State House
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Touro Synagogue, then examine the collection at Audrain Automobile Museum, then contemplate the long history of Kingscote, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, get advice or help at Redwood Library & Athenaeum, then see the interesting displays at Newport Art Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co..

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Newport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Boston to Newport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Touro Synagogue ©
Touro Synagogue
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church
Redwood Library & Athenaeum ©
Redwood Library & Athenaeum

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New York City

New York City ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, wander the streets of Washington Square Park, and then wander the streets of SoHo.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newport in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
SoHo ©
SoHo
Washington Square Park ©
Washington Square Park

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