8 days in New England Itinerary

8 days in New England Itinerary

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8 days in New England Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h
1
Boston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Fine Arts and New England Aquarium. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Ogunquit to see Marginal Way Walkway about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, take a stroll through North End, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and walk around Boston Common.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Boston is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit cooler in Boston: highs are around 56°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Marginal Way Walkway
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
New England Aquarium ©
New England Aquarium

2
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. On the 30th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway, then see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Cape Cod Children's Museum, admire all the interesting features of Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), then contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Cod Canal, and finally take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Plantation.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Falmouth online tour builder .

Getting from Boston to Falmouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Falmouth can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Falmouth

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Plymouth, Sandwich, Cape Cod Children's Museum, Cape Cod Canal
Highlights from your plan
Sandwich Glass Museum ©
Sandwich Glass Museum
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

1
night
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 2nd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Thames Glass, then get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and finally take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Newport trip planner.

Drive from Falmouth to Newport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Newport, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Thames Glass ©
Thames Glass

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