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
1
New York City
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
New Haven
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bennington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Burlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Kennebunkport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
New York City
— Few hours
Fly:  8​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 other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City visit planner.

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. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. You'll set off for New Haven on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

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nights
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Five Mile Point Light.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Haven trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from New York City to New Haven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bennington.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Knights of Columbus Museum ©
Knights of Columbus Museum
New Haven Railroad Station ©
New Haven Railroad Station
Yale University ©
Yale University

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Bennington

Bennington ©
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Park–McCullough Historic House, explore the world behind art at Bennington Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at New Catholic Cemetery.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bennington trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from New Haven to Bennington in 3 hours. Traveling from New Haven in July, Bennington is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Bennington

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Park–McCullough Historic House ©
Park–McCullough Historic House
Bennington Museum ©
Bennington Museum
New Catholic Cemetery ©
New Catholic Cemetery

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Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Ethan Allen Homestead, let the kids burn off some steam at Battery Park, see Vintage Photography Emporium, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mad River Distillers Burlington, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Queen City Brewery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lake Champlain Chocolates, then sample the tasty concoctions at Switchback Brewing, then examine the collection at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Button Bay State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Burlington visit website .

You can drive from Bennington to Burlington in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Burlington

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vergennes
Highlights from your plan
Mad River Distillers Burlington ©
Mad River Distillers Burlington
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), view the masterpieces at North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Fine Arts Gallery, stroll through Black Cap Hiking Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Dahl Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Arethusa Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Gorge, then stop by Naked Bohemian, and finally do a tasting at White Mountain Winery.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our North Conway online vacation maker .

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, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead and then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Heart of Acadia Loop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bowl Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Acadia National Park trip site .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Acadia National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Acadia National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

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Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Bring the kids along to Ogunquit Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get some historical perspective at Marginal Way Walkway and Parson's Way. When in Kennebunkport, make a side trip to see Fisherman's Walk in York Harbor, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, look for gifts at Scalawags Pet Boutique, brush up on your military savvy at First Families Kennebunkport Museum, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kennebunkport trip maker site .

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Kennebunkport in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Acadia National Park in July: highs in Kennebunkport hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Boston.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Wells Auto Museum, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Fisherman's Walk
Highlights from your plan
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Fishing Charters & 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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Constitution Museum and Jenney Museum. Get some historical perspective at Old State House and National Monument to the Forefathers. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Pilgrim Hall Museum (in Plymouth), Concord (Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House & North Bridge) and Scituate Lighthouse (in Scituate). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, pause for some photo ops at The Mapparium, contemplate the long history of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, and see the interesting displays at Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Boston itinerary maker .

Drive from Kennebunkport to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kennebunkport in July, Boston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Plymouth, Concord, Buckman Tavern, Scituate Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
USS Constitution Museum ©
USS Constitution Museum
Old State House ©
Old State House
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

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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 a memorable drive along Bellevue Avenue Historic District.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Newport journey planner .

You can drive from Boston to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Newport sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will leave for New York City on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Touro Synagogue ©
Touro Synagogue
International Tennis Hall of Fame ©
International Tennis Hall of Fame
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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New York City

New York City
To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City travel route builder site .

You can drive from Newport to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Newport in July, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. On the 31st (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in New York City

Nightlife Parks Tours

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