43 days in New England Itinerary

43 days in New England Itinerary

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43 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Burlington
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Stowe
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
North Conway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Portland
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Salem
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Mystic
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Providence
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
10
Boston
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
11
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Get outdoors at Burlington Bike Path and Alburg Dunes State Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Shelburne Museum and Ethan Allen Homestead. Change things up with a short trip to Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge in Swanton (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace, tour the water at your own pace with Whistling Man Schooner Company, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Queen City Brewery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Beach Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Burlington trip itinerary app .

Philadelphia to Burlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Burlington is little chillier than Philadelphia - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelburne, Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Magic Hat Brewing Company, Alburg Dunes State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shelburne Farms ©
Shelburne Farms
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path

4
nights
Stowe

Stowe ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Willey's Store and Cabot Farmers' Store. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park and Tea at the Governor's House. Get out of town with these interesting Stowe side-trips: Woodstock (Sugarbush Farm & Billings Farm & Museum). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stowe Recreation Path, take a memorable drive along Smugglers Notch State Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mansfield State Forest, and relax in the rural setting at Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stowe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Burlington to Stowe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Burlington in September, plan for little chillier nights in Stowe, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Woodstock, Willey's Store, Cabot Farmers' Store, Tea at the Governor's House
Highlights from your plan
Smugglers Notch State Park ©
Smugglers Notch State Park
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and then get your game on at Clark's Trading Post and the White Mt. Central RR. Keep things going the next day: stop by Chutters, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Stowe to Lincoln by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franconia, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, Chutters
Highlights from your plan
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves ©
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt Washington Auto Rd and Highland Lake Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Diana's Baths and Glen Ellis Falls. On the 6th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Cranmore Mountain Resort. There's lots more to do: get great views at Cathedral Ledge, take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway, see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and take in the dramatic natural features at Black Cap Hiking Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read North Conway travel route planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in October, North Conway is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jackson, Highland Lake Beach, Mount Washington Auto Road
Highlights from your plan
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
Jackson Falls ©
Jackson Falls
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Farnsworth Art Museum and Portland Museum of Art. Relax by the water at Old Orchard Beach and Fortunes Rocks Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Owls Head Transportation Museum (in Owls Head), Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion, and get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Portland sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Willard Beach, Portland Head Light, Maine Maritime Museum, L.L. Bean Factory Store, Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

2
nights
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by Kittery Trading Post, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, kick back and relax at Long Sands Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit road trip planner .

Drive from Portland to Ogunquit in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Portland in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ogunquit, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, Wells Beach, Kittery Trading Post, Long Sands Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach

2
nights
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours and then explore the galleries of The House of the Seven Gables. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Good Harbor Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nahant Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salem driving holiday planner .

Getting from Ogunquit to Salem by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Salem, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mystic.

Things to do in Salem

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gloucester, Nahant Beach
Highlights from your plan
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Good Harbor Beach ©
Good Harbor Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Mystic

Mystic ©
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Take a break from the city and head to Misquamicut State Beach and Waterford Beach Park. Let the collections at The Mark Twain House & Museum and The Submarine Force Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Mystic: Gillette Castle State Park (in East Haddam) and Charlestown (East Beach & Charlestown Town Beach). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, admire the masterpieces at Florence Griswold Museum, try to win big at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and look for gifts at The Book Barn.

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You can drive from Salem to Mystic in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Mystic, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Providence.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Charlestown, Misquamicut State Beach, Foxwoods Resort Casino, The Book Barn, Waterford Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Gillette Castle State Park ©
Gillette Castle State Park
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum
The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum

2
nights
Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of WaterFire Providence, then contemplate the long history of Marble House, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Elms. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Rough Point, see the interesting displays at Rosecliff, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Providence trip planner .

Take a train from Mystic to Providence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

Side Trip

Newport
Highlights from your plan
Marble House ©
Marble House
The Elms
The Elms
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park

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.
Popular historic sites such as Freedom Trail and Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Plimoth Plantation and Heritage Museums & Gardens capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Sandwich Glass Museum (in Sandwich) and Plymouth (Mayflower II & Plymouth Rock). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, wander the streets of Waterfront, explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, and get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Boston trip planner .

Traveling by train from Providence to Boston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Provincetown.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, Plymouth
Highlights from your plan
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Beacon Hill ©
Beacon Hill
Waterfront ©
Waterfront

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nauset Beach and Herring Cove Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Cape Cod National Seashore and Race Point Beach. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, shop like a local with Cortile Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Provincetown trip itinerary builder website .

You can ride a ferry from Boston to Provincetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Provincetown are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nauset Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point 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. Step out of the city life by going to Acadia National Park and Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Shop till you drop at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars and Little Village Gifts. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Bass Harbor, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, and enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor travel route app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Provincetown to Bar Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Provincetown in October, expect little chillier with lows of 42°F in Bar Harbor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

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