8 days in New England Itinerary

8 days in New England Itinerary

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8 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Burlington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
North Conway
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Provincetown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Newport
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Magic Hat Brewing Company and then hike along Burlington Bike Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Shelburne Farms, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest, and then cruise along Smugglers Notch State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Burlington tour itinerary builder tool .

Washington DC to Burlington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Burlington at 62°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stowe, Magic Hat Brewing Company, Shelburne Farms
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Shelburne Farms ©
Shelburne Farms
Mount Mansfield State Forest ©
Mount Mansfield State Forest
Smugglers Notch State Park ©
Smugglers Notch State Park

1
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 14th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge, then see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jackson Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read North Conway online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Burlington to North Conway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in North Conway are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Jackson
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Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge
Jackson Falls ©
Jackson Falls

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, stroll through Sand Beach, then hike along Ocean Path, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and then grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor visit website .

You can drive from North Conway to Bar Harbor in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

1
night
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 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, then browse the collection at Provincetown Library, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Provincetown trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Provincetown in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Provincetown when traveling from Bar Harbor in October, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wellfleet
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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Marconi Beach ©
Marconi Beach

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, contemplate the long history of Lizzie Borden House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Adams State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Rough Point, then see the interesting displays at Rosecliff, then contemplate the long history of Chateau-sur-Mer, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Newport driving holiday planner.

Drive from Provincetown to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, Lizzie Borden House
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Beavertail Lighthouse and Park ©
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
Rough Point ©
Rough Point

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