42 days in New England Itinerary

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New Haven
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Hartford
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Newport
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Boston
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Salem
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Portsmouth
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Portland
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North Conway
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Lincoln
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Franconia
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Stowe
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New Haven — 2 nights

New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. Change things up with these side-trips from New Haven: US Submarine Veterans of WWII National Memorial East (in Groton), Fifth State Distillery (in Bridgeport) and Fairfield Cheese Company (in Fairfield). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Yale University Art Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, relax and rejuvenate at iFloat, and gain insight at Yale University.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Haven trip app.

Denver to New Haven is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in February, you will find days in New Haven are slightly colder (39°F), and nights are about the same (23°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hartford.
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Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Spas
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Hartford — 4 nights

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Get out of town with these interesting Hartford side-trips: Notchview (in Windsor), Maple Corner Farm Cross Country Ski Area (in Granville) and The Clark Art Institute (in Williamstown). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at New Britain Museum of American Art, look for gifts at Thorncrest Farm and Milk House Chocolate, ski along the peaceful trails at Winding Trails, and stroll through Ski Butternut.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hartford online trip builder.

Getting from New Haven to Hartford by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hartford are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Newport.
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Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Newport — 4 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth), Providence (Room Escape Games & Providence Performing Arts Center) and Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, Race Point Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Newport Car Museum, tour in style with a train tour, get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, and see what you can catch with Fish'n Tales Adventures.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Newport online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hartford to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in March, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cambridge.
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Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours
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Cambridge — 2 nights

Distinguished for Classical Learning and New Institutions

Best known as the location of two internationally renowned universities, Cambridge sits just across the Charles River from Boston.
On the 8th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Harvard University, and then glide through natural beauty at Weston Ski Track. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, then relax and rejuvenate at Eppinger Fitness Personal Training, and finally stop by Brookline Booksmith.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cambridge journey maker tool.

Getting from Newport to Cambridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Boston.
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Boston — 5 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, take a stroll through North End, walk around Boston Public Garden, and catch a live event at TD Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston travel itinerary planner.

Boston is very close to Cambridge. In March, daytime highs in Boston are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salem.
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Salem — 2 nights

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 15th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at iLoveKickboxing, learn insider's secrets on Salem Food Tours, and then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, then stop by Crow Haven Corner, then admire the masterpieces at Peabody Essex Museum, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Pickering Wharf.

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

You can drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Salem sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries
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Portsmouth — 3 nights

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Pats Peak (in Henniker), New Hampshire State Liquor Store & Safety Rest Stop (in Hooksett) and Currier Museum of Art (in Manchester). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at New Hampshire Brews Cruise, don't miss a visit to Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, stop by Diversions Puzzles & Games, and have fun and explore at Children's Museum of New Hampshire.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth travel tool.

Getting from Salem to Portsmouth by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portland.
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Portland — 4 nights

The Forest City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit), Wiggly Bridge Distillery (in York) and Harris Farm Cross Country Skiing (in Dayton). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, wander the streets of Old Port, and admire the masterpieces at Colby College Museum of Art.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portland vacation planning site.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Portland in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Portland, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to North Conway.
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Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
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North Conway — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from North Conway with a short trip to Wolfeboro Cross Country Ski Association in Wolfeboro, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: glide through natural beauty at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, view the masterpieces at North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Fine Arts Gallery, and admire all the interesting features of Cranmore Mountain Resort.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our North Conway day trip planning website.

You can drive from Portland to North Conway in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in March: high temperatures in North Conway hover around 52°F and lows are around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 3 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dartmouth Skiway (in Lyme), Hermit Woods Winery (in Meredith) and Eastman Cross Country Ski Center (in Grantham). There's much more to do: engage your brain at Montshire Museum of Science, do a tasting at Seven Birches Winery, make a trip to Loon Mountain Ministries, and take in the awesome beauty at West Rattlesnake Mountain.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lincoln road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from North Conway in March; daily highs in Lincoln reach 38°F and lows reach 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Franconia.
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Parks · Winter Sports · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Franconia — 3 nights

Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Franconia is known for nature, beaches, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, don't miss a visit to Besaw Iron Furnace Interpretive Center, stroll around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery, and take in the awesome beauty at Cannon Mountain.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Franconia trip app.

Franconia is just a stone's throw from Lincoln. Traveling from Lincoln in March, plan for little chillier nights in Franconia, with lows around 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Stowe.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Stowe — 3 nights

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stowe: Eden Dogsledding (in Eden Mills), Warren (Ole's Cross Country Center & Sugarbush Resort) and Mad River Glen (in Waitsfield). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Stowe Recreation Path, sample the fine beverages at Green Mountain Distillers, stop by The Country Store on Main, and hit the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort Cross-Country Touring Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Stowe trip planning website.

You can drive from Franconia to Stowe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Stowe can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Burlington.
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Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
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Burlington — 3 nights

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Venture out of the city with trips to Rikert Nordic Center (in Ripton), Middlebury College Snow Bowl (in Hancock) and Drop-In Brewing (in Middlebury). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with 3rd Alarm Charters & Guide Service, hit the slopes at Cochran's Ski Area, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Four Quarters Brewing, and stop by Vintage Photography Emporium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Burlington day trip site.

Traveling by car from Stowe to Burlington takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Connecticut travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.
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Rhode Island travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Beaches
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.
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Massachusetts travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Nightlife · Art Museums
The Bay State
Known as the "Bay State" because of the three bays dominating its coastline, Massachusetts has played a significant cultural and commercial role through most of the country's history. An increasingly popular vacation destination for foreign travelers, Massachusetts offers numerous places to visit, ranging from historical sites to modern urban centers famous for their culinary, art, and nightlife scenes. With the majority of its population living in and around the city of Boston, in the 20th century Massachusetts went from a state largely dependent on fishing and agriculture to the country's leader in higher education, healthcare, high technology, and financial services. Home to renowned universities and research centers, the state's cities attract a young crowd of students, scientists, artists, and business professionals.
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New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Geologic Formations · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.
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Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.
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Vermont travel guide

4.4
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.
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