9 days in New England Itinerary

9 days in New England Itinerary

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9 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Nantucket
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Madaket Beach.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nantucket visit planning tool .

Washington DC to Nantucket is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get little chillier in Nantucket: highs are around 71°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Nantucket

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

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 9th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Commercial Street, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Provincetown attractions app .

Traveling by car from Nantucket to Provincetown takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, and then stroll through Ogunquit Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit trip builder tool .

Getting from Provincetown to Ogunquit by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Provincetown in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Ogunquit, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, Strawbery Banke Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and Abbe Museum. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sand Beach, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and stop by The Acadia Country Store.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse ©
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Abbe Museum ©
Abbe Museum

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