6 days in New England Itinerary

6 days in New England Itinerary

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6 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Falmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Newport
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
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.
Step out of Boston to go to Gloucester and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Boston driving holiday planner.

Washington DC to Boston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you will find days in Boston are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boston

Wildlife Tours Museums

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

1
night
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 (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Boston to Ogunquit in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Ogunquit. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Falmouth.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway

1
night
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, then kick back and relax at Old Silver Beach, then grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob).

Plan trip to Falmouth with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Falmouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Falmouth, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sandwich Glass Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Silver Beach ©
Old Silver Beach
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob) ©

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at The Breakers, then stroll through Cliff Walk, and then explore and take pictures at Ocean Drive Historic District.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport trip site .

You can drive from Falmouth to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

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

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