60 days in New England Itinerary

60 days in New England Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
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Rockland
— 5 nights
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Newport
— 10 nights
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Boston
— 10 nights
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Portsmouth
— 7 nights
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North Conway
— 4 nights
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Lincoln
— 6 nights
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Stowe
— 6 nights
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New Haven
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 6 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Ocean Path and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and The Seal Cove Auto Museum. Step out of Bar Harbor with an excursion to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, tee off at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor sightseeing planner.

Newark to Bar Harbor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in March; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 37°F and lows reach 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Rockland

— 5 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Take a break from the city and head to Popham Beach State Park and Camden Hills State Park. Farnsworth Art Museum and Owls Head Transportation Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Rockland side-trips: Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, view the masterpieces at Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and shop like a local with Owls Head Lighthouse.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rockland, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in March, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Newport.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Newport

— 10 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Let the collections at Lizzie Borden House and Newport Car Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Rosecliff and International Tennis Hall of Fame. Venture out of the city with trips to RISD Museum (in Providence), Colt State Park (in Bristol) and Provincetown (Provincetown Town Hall, Herring Cove Beach, &more). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, see the interesting displays at Battleship Cove, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Wetherill State Park, and contemplate the long history of Chateau-sur-Mer.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Newport tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Rockland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rockland in March, Newport is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Boston

— 10 nights

Beantown

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.
Granary Burying Ground and Massachusetts State House will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Good Harbor Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Worcester Art Museum (in Worcester), Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole) and Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (in Barnstable). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, and learn more about the world around you at The Harvard Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Boston online vacation planner.

You can drive from Newport to Boston in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Boston are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 7 nights
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. You'll explore and learn at Strawbery Banke Museum and Currier Museum of Art. USS Albacore Museum and Castle Hill on the Crane Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Crane Beach (in Ipswich) and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (in Newburyport). There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at New Hampshire Brews Cruise, make a trip to Fort McClary State Historic Site, kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, and stop by When Pigs Fly Company Store.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portsmouth holiday site.

You can drive from Boston to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

North Conway

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center and White Mountain National Forest. Get outdoors at Cranmore Mountain Resort and Cathedral Ledge. Step out of North Conway to go to Carrabassett Valley and see Sugarloaf Mountain, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Wildcat Mountain and stop by Zeb's General Store.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the North Conway journey app.

You can drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in April, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 6 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Explore hidden gems such as Loon Mountain Resort and Cannon Mountain. Get outdoors at Off-Road Tours and Gunstock Mountain Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Hermit Woods Winery (in Meredith), Newbury (Mount Sunapee Resort & Mount Sunapee State Park & Ski Area) and Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel - Day Tours (in Jefferson). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, take in the views from Riverwalk Covered Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Tilton.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip website.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Conway in April, expect little chillier with lows of 31°F in Lincoln. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Stowe

— 6 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 discover tucked-away gems like Quechee Gorge and Killington Resort. Get outdoors at Stowe Mountain Resort and Mount Mansfield State Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stowe: Sugarbush Resort (in Warren), Burlington Bike Path (in Burlington) and Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop (in Montpelier). There's much more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center, admire the sheer force of Moss Glen Falls, surround yourself with nature on Peace Pups Dog Sledding, and fly down the slopes at Jay Peak Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stowe tour planner.

Getting from Lincoln to Stowe by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Stowe, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New Haven.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

New Haven

— 5 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. Let the collections at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and New Britain Museum of American Art capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yale Center for British Art and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from New Haven: The Submarine Force Museum (in Groton), Springfield Armory National Historic Site (in Springfield) and Connecticut Science Center (in Hartford). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Yale University, stroll through Hammonasset Beach State Park, and learn about winemaking at Paradise Hills Vineyard.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New Haven driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Stowe to New Haven in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Haven when traveling from Stowe in April, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips