22 days in New England Itinerary

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Fly
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Newport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eastham
— 3 nights
Taxi to Hyannis, MA, Ferry to Nantucket
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Nantucket
— 4 nights
Fly
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rockland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
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Newport — 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cliff Walk and New Bedford Whaling Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Adams State Park and Rough Point Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth), Fall River (Battleship Cove & Lizzie Borden House) and Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Rosecliff, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, and make a trip to International Tennis Hall of Fame.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Newport trip itinerary tool.

London, UK to Newport is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Newport. Traveling from London in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Newport, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Eastham.
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Eastham — 3 nights

Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Relax by the water at Nauset Beach and Coast Guard Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nauset Lighthouse and Atwood Museum. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at First Encounter Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nauset Light Beach, and see the interesting displays at Chatham Railroad Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Eastham day trip planning tool.

Getting from Newport to Eastham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nantucket.
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Nantucket — 4 nights

Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Family-friendly places like Brant Point Lighthouse and Jetties Beach will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Sankaty Head Lighthouse and Great Point Light. There's much more to do: stroll through Surfside Beach, examine the collection at Whaling Museum, get engrossed in the history at Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Madaket Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantucket journey website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Eastham to Nantucket takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Nantucket, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 2 nights

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 15th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Hammond Castle Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Portsmouth Historical Society, then get engrossed in the history at Strawbery Banke Museum, then take an in-depth tour of USS Albacore Museum, and finally stroll through Hampton Beach State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Nantucket to Portsmouth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Nantucket in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portsmouth: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rockland.
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Rockland — 3 nights

Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Get some historical perspective at Rockland Breakwater Light and The Wilson Memorial Chapel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Farnsworth Art Museum and Owls Head Transportation Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockland: Reid State Park (in Georgetown) and Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, explore the galleries of Maine Lighthouse Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get your bearings at Project Puffin Visitor Center.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rockland trip maker website.

Getting from Portsmouth to Rockland by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Portsmouth in June; daily highs in Rockland reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 6 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens. Get in touch with nature at Thunder Hole and Photography Tours. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Wonderland Trail in Southwest Harbor, approximately Southwest Harbor away. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, and stroll through Sand Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor road trip site.

Traveling by car from Rockland to Bar Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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