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 Sand Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Frenchman Bay. Step out of Bar Harbor with an excursion to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, tee off at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planning app.

Newark to Bar Harbor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Bar Harbor is little chillier than Newark - with highs of 37°F and lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Rockland.
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 Maine Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Rockland, make a side trip to see Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol, approximately Bristol away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, shop like a local with Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Gallery, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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 drive; or 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.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Newport — 10 nights

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 RISD Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Battleship Cove (in Fall River), Provincetown (Provincetown Town Hall, Herring Cove Beach, &more) and Colt State Park (in Bristol). Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Castle Hill Lighthouse, stroll through Fort Adams State Park, contemplate the long history of Chateau-sur-Mer, and learn about winemaking at Newport Vineyards.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Newport trip planner.

You can fly from Rockland to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rockland in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°F in Newport. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boston.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Boston — 10 nights

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 Trinity Church will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and National Monument to the Forefathers will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (in Barnstable), Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole) and Worcester Art Museum (in Worcester). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Boston Children's Museum, get a new perspective on nature at The Harvard Museum of Natural History, witness the site of a historic battle at Minute Man National Historical Park, and stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary planning site.

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, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Portsmouth.
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 USS Albacore Museum. Currier Museum of Art and Castle Hill on the Crane Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (in Newburyport) and Crane Beach (in Ipswich). 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.
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 Cranmore Mountain Resort. Get outdoors at White Mountain National Forest 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.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · 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 Mount Sunapee State Park & Ski Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Sunapee Resort (in Newbury), Hermit Woods Winery (in Meredith) and Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel (in Jefferson). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, fly down the slopes at Gunstock Mountain Resort, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Tilton, and snap pictures at Riverwalk Covered Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Conway in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lincoln, with lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stowe.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
Side Trips

Stowe — 6 nights

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 Stowe Mountain Resort. Get outdoors at Killington Resort and Jay Peak Resort. 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). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Moss Glen Falls, get a dose of the wild on Peace Pups Dog Sledding, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stowe trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Stowe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Stowe can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to New Haven.
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 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like New Britain Museum of American Art and Yale University. Change things up with these side-trips from New Haven: Connecticut Science Center (in Hartford), The Submarine Force Museum (in Groton) and Springfield Armory National Historic Site (in Springfield). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Yale Center for British Art, 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.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips