22 days in New England Itinerary

22 days in New England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New England trip maker

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 3 nights
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Falmouth
— 3 nights
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Provincetown
— 5 nights
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Boston
— 5 nights
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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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. Kids will enjoy Boat Tours & Water Sports and Gorham Mountain Trail. Step out of Bar Harbor to go to Winter Harbor and see Schoodic Point, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, examine the collection at Maine Granite Industry Museum, stroll through Shore Path, and hike along Great Head Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip builder site.

Philadelphia to Bar Harbor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Bar Harbor is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Newport.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Newport

— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ocean Drive Historic District. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Mystic Aquarium (in Mystic) and Colt State Park (in Bristol). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, examine the collection at The Breakers, and stroll around Fort Adams State Park.

To see photos and tourist information, read Newport attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bar Harbor in July, Newport is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Newport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Falmouth

— 3 nights
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shining Sea Bikeway and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Falmouth: Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich), Mayflower II (in Plymouth) and Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (in Barnstable). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach, contemplate the long history of Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum, and stroll through Corporation Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Falmouth trip planner.

Drive from Newport to Falmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Provincetown.

Things to do in Falmouth

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown

— 5 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marconi Beach and Coast Guard Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Provincetown: Nauset Beach (in Orleans) and Eastham (Nauset Light Beach & Captain Penniman House). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cape Cod National Seashore, explore the world behind art at Provincetown Art Association and Museum, kick back and relax at Corn Hill Beach, and get a sense of history and politics at Provincetown Town Hall.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Provincetown trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Falmouth to Provincetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to Boston.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Boston

— 5 nights

Beantown

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.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Museum of Fine Arts. Change things up with a short trip to Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, get advice or help at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at New England Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Boston day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Provincetown to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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 (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway and then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ogunquit online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Ogunquit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Boston in July since evenings lows in Ogunquit dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips