30 days in New England & New York State Itinerary

30 days in New England & New York State Itinerary

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30 days in New England & New York State Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Burlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Provincetown
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h
End: Dayton

3
nights
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paul Smith's College VIC and Wild Center. Change things up with a short trip to Stowe Recreation Path in Stowe (about 48 minutes away). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Beverage Warehouse.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Burlington sightseeing planner.

Dayton to Burlington is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dayton in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Burlington: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Paul Smith's College VIC, Stowe Recreation Path, The Wild Center, Beverage Warehouse
Highlights from your plan
The Wild Center ©
The Wild Center
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Paul Smith's College VIC ©
Paul Smith's College VIC

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 18th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kancamagus Highway and then make a trip to Loon Mountain Ministries. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge and then immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln vacation builder.

Getting from Burlington to Lincoln by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Lincoln sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Franconia, Kancamagus Highway
Highlights from your plan
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach and then see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Portland sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to Portland in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Portland sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Portland Head Light, Old Orchard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Sand Beach and Little Hunters Beach. Visit Ship Harbor Nature Trail and St Saviour's Episcopal Church for their historical value. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Egg Rock Light.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in November, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Race Point Beach and Herring Cove Beach. Get outdoors at Nauset Beach and Long Point. Explore Provincetown's surroundings by going to Eastham (Coast Guard Beach & Nauset Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get lost in a book at Provincetown Public Library, and don't miss a visit to Commercial Street.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Provincetown itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bar Harbor to Provincetown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Provincetown when traveling from Bar Harbor in November, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Boston.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eastham, Nauset Beach
Highlights from your plan
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

3
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Crane Beach and Hampton Beach State Park. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Fine Arts and USS Constitution Museum. Step out of Boston to go to Essex and see Cogswell's Grant, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through North End, shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boston trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Provincetown to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Boston sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cogswell's Grant, Crane Beach
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
North End ©
North End

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the striking features of The Elms, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and then explore and take pictures at Ocean Drive Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Newport itinerary planner.

Getting from Boston to Newport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Newport sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to New York City.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
The Elms
The Elms

6
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City trip builder.

Traveling by car from Newport to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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