8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
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Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Providence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hartford
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Boston

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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.
For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Manchester Airport and Portsmouth International at Pease Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Providence.

Things to do in Boston

Parks
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Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in a show at WaterFire Providence, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roger Williams Park Zoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Federal Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Colt State Park and then enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Providence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Boston to Providence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Providence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Providence

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Colt State Park, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
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Roger Williams Park Zoo ©
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Colt State Park ©
Colt State Park
WaterFire Providence ©
WaterFire Providence

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Hartford

Hartford
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hartford journey planning site .

You can drive from Providence to Hartford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hartford can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel to North Conway.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
Get outdoors at Franconia Notch State Park and Kancamagus Highway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around North Conway: Flume Gorge (in Franconia) and Mt Washington Auto Rd (in Gorham). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge, take in the views from Honeymoon Bridge, and look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our North Conway planner .

You can drive from Hartford to North Conway in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Franconia, Honeymoon Bridge, Mt Washington Auto Rd
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and then see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planning app .

Getting from North Conway to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Portland sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Portland

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Portland Head Light, Old Orchard Beach, St. Ann's Episcopal Church
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Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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