18 days in New England Itinerary

18 days in New England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New England attractions planner

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Fly
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Nantucket
— 1 day
Fly to New Bedford, Taxi to Newport
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Newport
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 3 nights
Drive
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North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stowe
— 3 nights
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Nantucket

— 1 day
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Brant Point Lighthouse and then visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nantucket trip itinerary planner.

Asheville to Nantucket is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. While traveling from Asheville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nantucket, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Newport.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites

Newport

— 4 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lizzie Borden House and Chateau-sur-Mer. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Adams State Park and Hoxie House. Venture out of the city with trips to Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens), Nobska Point Lighthouse (in Woods Hole) and Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (in Barnstable). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Rosecliff.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nantucket to Newport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Newport

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Thunder Hole. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Saviour's Church :, trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Newport to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newport in October: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Camden

— 3 nights
Your inner history buff will appreciate Farnsworth Art Museum and Maine Lighthouse Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory and Camden Hills State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Camden: Owls Head Lighthouse (in Owls Head) and Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde).

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Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

North Conway

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center and Cathedral Ledge. Explore North Conway's surroundings by going to Off-Road Tours (in Lincoln) and Franconia Notch State Park (in Franconia). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of White Mountain National Forest and admire the sheer force of Jackson Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our North Conway vacation planner.

You can drive from Camden to North Conway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in North Conway are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Stowe

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Shelburne Farms and Smugglers Notch State Park for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Mansfield State Forest and Waterfront Park. Take a break from Stowe with a short trip to Hope Cemetery in Barre, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Moss Glen Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stowe online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from North Conway to Stowe in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Stowe, with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips