15 days in New England Itinerary

15 days in New England Itinerary

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15 days in New England Itinerary

New York City
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sandwich
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
New York City

4
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.
Boston is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

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New York City to Boston is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Boston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Ogunquit.

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Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Freedom Trail
Freedom Trail

2
days
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 8th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Spoiled Rotten, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach.

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You can drive from Boston to Ogunquit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ogunquit, with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, Wells Beach
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Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

2
days
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 10th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and then step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Boothbay Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Cabbage Island
Cabbage Island
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

2
days
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 12th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island and then stroll through Little Hunters Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Christmas Vacation Shop and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

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Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Provincetown.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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Acadia National Park
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Mount Desert Island
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Little Hunters Beach ©
Little Hunters Beach

3
days
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.
Provincetown is known for sightseeing, beaches, nightlife, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Long Point, get lost in a book at Provincetown Public Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Corn Hill Beach, and take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf.

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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. August in Provincetown sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sandwich.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Corn Hill Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
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Long Point ©
Long Point
Corn Hill Beach ©
Corn Hill Beach
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore

2
days
Sandwich

Sandwich
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Sandwich Glass Museum, examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, then explore the activities along Cape Cod Canal, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge and then kick back and relax at Chatham Lighthouse Beach.

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Traveling by car from Provincetown to Sandwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Sandwich, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Chatham, Cape Cod Canal, Shining Sea Bikeway
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Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Sandwich Glass Museum
Sandwich Glass Museum

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