38 days in New England Itinerary

38 days in New England Itinerary

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38 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Boston
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Newport
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chatham
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Camden
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Gorham
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Woodstock
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hadley
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Salem
— 3 nights
9
Salem
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Visiting Walden Pond State Reservation and Charles River Esplanade will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Fine Arts and Charles Street. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Hingham to see Whitney and Thayer Woods about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, explore the striking landscape of Boston African American National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, and explore the world behind art at Otis House.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Boston tour itinerary maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to Boston is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Boston to be colder, temps between 4°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hull Lifesaving Museum, Whitney and Thayer Woods, Walden Pond State Reservation, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Faneuil Hall Marketplace ©
Faneuil Hall Marketplace

5
nights
Newport

Newport ©
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 Ocean Drive Historic District. Beavertail Lighthouse and Park and Fort Adams State Park will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Mystic Seaport Museum (in Mystic), The Glass Station (in Wakefield) and Lizzie Borden House (in Fall River). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Thames Glass, admire the striking features of Marble House, wander the streets of Thames Street, and identify plant and animal life at Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Newport day trip planning website .

You can drive from Boston to Newport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Newport sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chatham.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mystic Seaport Museum, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Lizzie Borden House, Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area, The Glass Station
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
Mystic Seaport Museum ©
Mystic Seaport Museum

3
nights
Chatham

Chatham ©
Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chatham's Godfrey Windmill and Chatham Lighthouse. Maps of Antiquity and Chatham Shark Center will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, see the interesting displays at Chatham Railroad Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Chatham Lighthouse Beach, and get outside with Chatham Anglers.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chatham tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Newport to Chatham in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Chatham are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Chatham

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge ©
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Orono Bog Boardwalk and Bald Mountain Preserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chapter Two Art Gallery and Colby College Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Camden side-trips: Whopaints Gallery (in Winter Harbor), Swan Island Wildlife Management Area (in Richmond) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co, stop by Jo Ellen Designs, hit the slopes at Camden Snow Bowl, and examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Camden attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Chatham to Camden takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Chatham in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Camden, with lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gorham.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Colby College Museum of Art, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Orono Bog Boardwalk, Whopaints Gallery, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

4
nights
Gorham

Gorham ©
Gorham is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center and Presidential Rail Trail. Let the collections at W. Robert Paine Gallery and Portland Head Light capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Gorham: L.L. Bean Factory Store (in Freeport), Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit) and Highland Lake Beach (in Bridgton). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through White Mountain National Forest, explore the landscape on two wheels at Spring Point Shoreway, shop like a local with Compliments, and admire all the interesting features of Mt Washington Auto Rd.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gorham trip builder site .

You can drive from Camden to Gorham in 3 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Camden in March: highs in Gorham hover around -9°C, while lows dip to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Woodstock.

Things to do in Gorham

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kennebunkport, Spring Point Shoreway, White Mountain National Forest, Marginal Way Walkway, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest

4
nights
Woodstock

Woodstock ©
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Popular historic sites such as FH Gillingham & Sons General Store and Billings Farm & Museum are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Montshire Museum of Science and Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Woodstock: Rockingham Meeting House (in Rockingham), Stowe Recreation Path (in Stowe) and Killington Resort (in Killington). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Eshqua Bog Natural Area, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tom, admire all the interesting features of Sugarbush Farm, and don't miss a visit to Church Street Marketplace.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Woodstock road trip tool .

You can drive from Gorham to Woodstock in 3 hours. When traveling from Gorham in March, plan for warmer days in Woodstock, with highs around 5°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hadley.

Things to do in Woodstock

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Church Street Marketplace, Eshqua Bog Natural Area, Rockingham Meeting House, Stowe Recreation Path, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Highlights from your plan
Montshire Museum of Science ©
Montshire Museum of Science
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home ©
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

4
nights
Hadley

Hadley ©
Hadley is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. New York State Museum and The Clark Art Institute are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Schantz Galleries and Yankee Candle Flagship Store. Get out of town with these interesting Hadley side-trips: Burden Iron Works Museum (in Troy), The Mark Twain House & Museum (in Hartford) and Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge (in Simsbury). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, take an in-depth tour of Old Sturbridge Village, and admire the masterpieces at Norman Rockwell Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hadley visit planner.

You can drive from Woodstock to Hadley in 2 hours. In March in Hadley, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Salem.

Things to do in Hadley

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Stockbridge, The Mark Twain House & Museum, Yankee Candle Flagship Store, Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge, The Clark Art Institute
Highlights from your plan
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute
Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum

3
nights
Salem

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Stickworks Statue - What the Birds Know - by Patrick Dougherty, then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables, and finally take a stroll through Pickering Wharf. On the next day, examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Witch Pix, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Burying Point Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum, and finally look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salem journey maker .

Drive from Hadley to Salem in 2.5 hours. In March in Salem, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salem.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum

2
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Narbonne House, then see the interesting displays at Witch Dungeon Museum, and then stop by Hex: Old World Witchery. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Currier Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Strawbery Banke Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salem travel itinerary planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Currier Museum of Art, Strawbery Banke Museum, Halibut Point State Park, Ipswich Ale Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery ©
Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Halibut Point State Park ©
Halibut Point State Park

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