8 days in New England Itinerary

8 days in New England Itinerary

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8 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Providence
Drive:  45​min
1
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Provincetown
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Providence

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Touro Synagogue, examine the collection at Audrain Automobile Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Preservation Society of Newport County, then admire the landmark architecture of Isaac Bell House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Newport itinerary maker tool .

Providence to Newport is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October in Newport, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Touro Synagogue ©
Touro Synagogue

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Highland Light, then get to know the fascinating history of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and then trek along Cape Cod Provincelands Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Provincetown online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Provincetown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Provincetown are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Provincetown

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Highland Light
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Highland Light ©
Highland Light
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Cape Cod Provincelands Trail ©
Cape Cod Provincelands Trail

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Schoodic Peninsula has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, view the masterpieces at Whopaints Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula, then go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, and finally enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then walk around Agamont Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor route planner .

Fly from Provincetown to Bar Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Provincetown in October, plan for little chillier nights in Bar Harbor, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Otter Cliff, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Whopaints Gallery
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St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Egg Rock Light ©
Egg Rock Light

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Maine Jewish Museum, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, see the interesting displays at Umbrella Cover Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Shipyard Brewing Company, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Marginal Way Walkway
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Maine Jewish Museum ©
Maine Jewish Museum
Shipyard Brewing Company ©
Shipyard Brewing Company

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