9 days in New England Itinerary

9 days in New England Itinerary

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9 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8​h
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Burlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Seattle

3
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.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, stroll around Boston Common, get engrossed in the history at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and browse the collection at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary planner .

Seattle to Boston is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Boston is 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Common ©
Boston Common

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Portland Head Light, then don't miss a visit to Portland Observatory, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, stroll through Ogunquit Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Boston to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Portland, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

2
nights
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vermont Teddy Bear Company as well as Ben & Jerry's. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): learn the secrets of production at Vermont Teddy Bear Company, learn the secrets of production at Ben & Jerry's, then look for gifts at Lake Champlain Chocolates, then walk around Waterfront Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Church Street Marketplace.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Burlington sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Portland to Burlington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Burlington, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. You'll set off for Boston on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Burlington

Tours Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Ben & Jerry's, Vermont Teddy Bear Company
Highlights from your plan
Ben & Jerry's ©
Ben & Jerry's
Waterfront Park ©
Waterfront Park
Church Street Marketplace ©
Church Street Marketplace

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
On the 13th (Wed), see where the action happens at Fenway Park and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Burlington to Boston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Boston when traveling from Burlington in September, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden

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