8 days in New England Itinerary

8 days in New England Itinerary

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8 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Williamstown
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, and then take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Newport tour site .

Seattle to Newport is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Newport, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Williamstown.

Things to do in Newport

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

4
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown ©
Williamstown is a town in Berkshire County, in the northwest corner of Massachusetts, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Norman Rockwell Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Explore Williamstown's surroundings by going to New York State Museum (in Albany), Saratoga Spa State Park (in Saratoga Springs) and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (in Hyde Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Clark Art Institute.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamstown trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Newport to Williamstown takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Newport in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Williamstown, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, New York State Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, Saratoga Spa State Park
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Saratoga Spa State Park ©
Saratoga Spa State Park
The Clark Art Institute ©
The Clark Art Institute

2
nights
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit journey maker tool .

You can drive from Williamstown to Ogunquit in 3.5 hours. In October in Ogunquit, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, Strawbery Banke Museum
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

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