8 days in New England Itinerary

8 days in New England Itinerary

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8 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Jackson
Drive:  5​h
1
Newport
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Jackson

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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 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Elms and then walk around Fort Adams State Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Newport trip planner .

Jackson to Newport is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Newport are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Provincetown.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Elms
The Elms
Fort Adams State Park ©
Fort Adams State Park

2
nights
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 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Commercial Street, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marconi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach.

For photos and tourist information, read Provincetown journey planning app .

You can drive from Newport to Provincetown in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Provincetown are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Nantucket.

Things to do in Provincetown

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nauset Beach, Marconi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Marconi Beach ©
Marconi Beach

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Whaling Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Brant Point Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Madaket Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Jetties Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cisco Brewers, and then enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nantucket day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Provincetown to Nantucket takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Nantucket can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Nantucket

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Brant Point Lighthouse ©
Brant Point Lighthouse
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Madaket Beach ©
Madaket Beach

1
night
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 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Acadia National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Nantucket to Bar Harbor by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bar Harbor when traveling from Nantucket in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Park Loop Road
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ogunquit online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Bar Harbor in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ogunquit, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

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