10 days in New England Itinerary

10 days in New England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New England visit planner

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Stowe
— 1 day
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North Conway
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Providence
— 1 night
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Stowe

— 1 day

The Ski Capital of the East

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest and then hike along Stowe Recreation Path.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Stowe trip itinerary maker.

Kansas City to Stowe is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Stowe is 1 hour. In October in Stowe, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

North Conway

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, immerse yourself in nature at White Mountain National Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Kancamagus Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, then admire all the interesting features of Mt. Washington Auto Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the North Conway trip planner.

You can drive from Stowe to North Conway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in North Conway when traveling from Stowe in October, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

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 12th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light and then sample some tasty brews at The Maine Brew Bus. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Portland online visit planner.

You can drive from North Conway to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and then hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Providence.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Providence

— 1 night

The Renaissance City

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 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Lizzie Borden House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roger Williams Park Zoo, and then steep yourself in history at John Hunt House.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Providence online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Providence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Bar Harbor in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Providence: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

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 out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Salem (The House of the Seven Gables, Salem Witch Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, stroll around Boston Common, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Providence to Boston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Waterfalls · Ski Areas · Theme Parks
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.