32 days in New England Itinerary

32 days in New England Itinerary

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32 days in New England Itinerary

Perth
Fly + bus:  30​h
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Stowe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Camden
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 45​min
Nantucket
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
— Few hours
Fly:  33​h
Perth

3
days
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.
Get some historical perspective at Freedom Trail and The House of the Seven Gables. Discover out-of-the-way places like Plimoth Plantation and Granary Burying Ground. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of New England Holocaust Memorial, browse the exhibits of The Paul Revere House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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Perth, Australia to Boston is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 13 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in October: highs in Boston hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The House of the Seven Gables, Plimoth Plantation
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Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth Plantation
The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables
Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail

3
days
Stowe

Stowe ©
Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Explore hidden gems such as Stowe Recreation Path and Burlington Bike Path. Visiting Shelburne Farms and Mount Mansfield State Forest will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stowe: Shelburne Museum (in Shelburne), Round Church (in Richmond) and Ethan Allen Homestead (in Burlington). The adventure continues: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stowe sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Stowe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train. Traveling from Boston in October, expect Stowe to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Burlington, Shelburne, Round Church
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Mount Mansfield State Forest ©
Mount Mansfield State Forest
Shelburne Museum
Shelburne Museum
Shelburne Farms
Shelburne Farms

3
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flume Gorge and Zipline. Step out of the city life by going to Mt Washington Auto Rd and Jackson Falls. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge, and contemplate the long history of Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm.

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Traveling by car from Stowe to North Conway takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Stowe in October since evenings lows in North Conway dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flume Gorge, Jackson Falls, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Mt Washington Auto Rd
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Mt Washington Auto Rd ©
Mt Washington Auto Rd
Diana's Baths
Diana's Baths

3
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and Portland Head Light. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ogunquit Beach and Strawbery Banke Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath) and Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art and get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion.

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Drive from North Conway to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Maine Maritime Museum, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, Portland Head Light, Strawbery Banke Museum
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Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

3
days
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Visit Farnsworth Art Museum and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Battie and Schoodic Point. When in Camden, make a side trip to see The Seal Cove Auto Museum in Seal Cove, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and look for gifts at FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Camden travel planner.

You can drive from Portland to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rockland, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Schoodic Point, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Farnsworth Art Museum
Farnsworth Art Museum
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

4
days
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and Ship Harbor Nature Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Ocean Path and Park Loop Road. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, stroll through Carriage Roads, and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor vacation builder.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor
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Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
days
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM). Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Herring Cove Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach and identify plant and animal life at Cape Cod National Seashore.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Provincetown tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bar Harbor to Provincetown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Provincetown when traveling from Bar Harbor in October, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Cod National Seashore
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

3
days
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Let the collections at The Submarine Force Museum and Rosecliff capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as The Elms and Fort Adams State Park. Step out of Newport to go to Mystic and see Olde Mistick Village, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Marble House, visit a coastal fixture at Castle Hill Lighthouse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Newport travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Provincetown to Newport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Submarine Force Museum, Olde Mistick Village
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The Elms ©
The Elms
The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum
Marble House ©
Marble House

3
days
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island 30mi south of Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Get some historical perspective at Sankaty Head Lighthouse and Great Point Light. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Whaling Museum and Surfside Beach. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, stop by Murray's Toggery Shop, make a trip to Brant Point Lighthouse, and stroll through Madaket Beach.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Newport to Nantucket in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Nantucket sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Oak Bluffs.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Brant Point Lighthouse
Brant Point Lighthouse

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day
Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

Oak Bluffs ©
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 29th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Katama Beach/ South Beach, and then take a stroll through Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Oak Bluffs tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Nantucket to Oak Bluffs takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nantucket in October, Oak Bluffs is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Edgartown
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Katama Beach/ South Beach ©
Katama Beach/ South Beach
Edgartown Lighthouse ©
Edgartown Lighthouse

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