8 days in New England & Albany Itinerary

8 days in New England & Albany Itinerary

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8 days in New England & Albany Itinerary

Start: Belfast
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
North Conway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Mount Washington
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Bennington
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Provincetown
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
End: Belfast

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Old North Church & Historic Site and then take a stroll through Back Bay.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boston sightseeing planner.

Belfast, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Belfast in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Boston, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boston

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Back Bay ©
Back Bay
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site

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night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, then stroll through Ogunquit Beach, then steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Rundlet-May House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Boston to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Boston in October, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Portsmouth. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, Ogunquit Beach
Highlights from your plan
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the North Conway trip site .

You can drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in North Conway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mount Washington.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

few
hours
Mount Washington

Mount Washington
To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Washington trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Mount Washington takes an hour. When traveling from North Conway in October, plan for colder days in Mount Washington, with highs around 4°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -1°C. You will leave for Albany on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Mount Washington

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Albany Institute of History & Art, learn more about the world around you at New York State Museum, then take an in-depth tour of USS Slater DE-766, and finally take an in-depth tour of Crailo State Historic Site.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Albany trip planner .

Getting from Mount Washington to Albany by car takes about 6 hours. When traveling from Mount Washington in October, plan for much warmer days in Albany, with highs around 20°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bennington.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Crailo State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
USS Slater DE-766 ©
USS Slater DE-766
Albany Institute of History & Art ©
Albany Institute of History & Art

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night
Bennington

Bennington ©
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Bennington Museum, then stroll the grounds of The Old First Church, then admire the masterpieces at The Clark Art Institute, and finally admire the masterpieces at MASS MoCA.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bennington travel tool .

You can drive from Albany to Bennington in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Bennington can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Bennington

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA
Highlights from your plan
Bennington Museum ©
Bennington Museum
MASS MoCA ©
MASS MoCA
The Old First Church ©
The Old First Church

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Provincetown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod.

Before you visit Provincetown, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Bennington to Provincetown by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Bennington in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Provincetown, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
Highlights from your plan
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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