22 days in West Virginia, New Hampshire & Massachusetts Itinerary

22 days in West Virginia, New Hampshire & Massachusetts Itinerary

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22 days in West Virginia, New Hampshire & Massachusetts Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Weston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Wheeling
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
4
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Boston
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
8
Provincetown
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Geneva

2
nights
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Harpers Ferry trip itinerary tool .

Geneva, Switzerland to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Geneva to Harpers Ferry due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Geneva, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Harpers Ferry, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Weston.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church ©

2
nights
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Audra State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of John Henry Memorial Park, then learn about winemaking at Lambert's Vintage Wines, and finally steep yourself in history at WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museum of American Glass, view the masterpieces at Appalachian Glass, then view the masterpieces at West Virginia American Art Glass, and finally steep yourself in history at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Weston trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Weston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Harpers Ferry in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Weston, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wheeling.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Audra State Park, John Henry Memorial Park
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass
John Henry Memorial Park ©
John Henry Memorial Park

2
nights
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Artworks Around Town, examine the collection at Wheeling-Ohio County Airport Museum, see the interesting displays at Castle Halloween Museum, then examine the collection at Fostoria Glass Museum, then see the interesting displays at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Joseph, get engrossed in the history at Oglebay Institute Mansion Museum, see the interesting displays at The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, then steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, and finally see the interesting displays at Wheeling Artisan Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wheeling trip planner.

Getting from Weston to Wheeling by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Wheeling, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moundsville, Cockayne Farmstead, Castle Halloween Museum
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West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Cockayne Farmstead ©
Cockayne Farmstead

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Get in touch with nature at Massabesic Audubon Center and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at Marginal Way Walkway and Kimball-Jenkins Estate. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to New Hampshire Farm Museum (in Milton), John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace (in Haverhill) and Clark House Museum (in Wolfeboro). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Winant Park Hiking Trails, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Episcopal Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, and bet on your favorite at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth online route builder .

Getting from Wheeling to Portsmouth by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Concord, Exeter, Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, Massabesic Audubon Center, John Greenleaf Whittier Birthplace
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kimball-Jenkins Estate ©
Kimball-Jenkins Estate

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, then take a peaceful walk through White Mountain National Forest, and then get engrossed in the history at Wright Museum of WWII. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls, stroll through Presidential Rail Trail, stroll through Caps Ridge Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Gorge, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Little White Church, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Fine Arts Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the North Conway trip planner .

You can drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gorham, Rocky Gorge, Glen Ellis Falls, White Mountain National Forest, The Little White Church
Highlights from your plan
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Wright Museum of WWII ©
Wright Museum of WWII
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls

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nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 11th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Paradise Point Nature Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: trek along Artist Bluff Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Flume Gorge, then identify plant and animal life at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West Rattlesnake Mountain.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lincoln visit planner .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Lincoln. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Franconia, Holderness, Paradise Point Nature Center
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West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Fine Arts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Walden Pond State Reservation. Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Lizzie Borden House (in Fall River), Concord (Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, The Old Manse, & more) and Peabody Essex Museum (in Salem). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Otis House, contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground, and take an in-depth tour of The Paul Revere House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boston route planning tool .

Drive from Lincoln to Boston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Boston, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Concord, Cambridge, Lizzie Borden House, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Buckman Tavern
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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nights
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
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.
Heritage Museums & Gardens and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sandwich Glass Museum and Highfield Hall & Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Yarmouth Port (Edward Gorey House & Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum), Nickerson State Park (in Brewster) and Salt Pond Visitor Center (in Eastham). There's still lots to do: stroll through Shining Sea Bikeway, take an in-depth tour of Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, snap pictures at Uncle Tim's Bridge, and kick back and relax at Long Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Provincetown trip itinerary builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. June in Provincetown sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Yarmouth Port, Chatham, Sandwich, Falmouth, Salt Pond Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House

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