8 days in Connecticut, Providence & Acadia National Park Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut, Providence & Acadia National Park Itinerary

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Manchester
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Providence
— 2 nights
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Acadia National Park
— 5 nights
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Manchester

— 1 day
Manchester is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Harriet Beecher Stowe Center as well as Hubbard Park. On the 29th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, take an in-depth tour of The Mark Twain House & Museum, then explore the world behind art at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and finally walk around Hubbard Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip maker app.

New York City to Manchester is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Providence.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Providence

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Purgatory Chasm as well as Avon Cinema.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Providence trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Manchester to Providence by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Providence

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Highlights from your trip

Acadia National Park

— 5 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Get in touch with nature at Cadillac Mountain and Sand Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sieur de Monts Spring and Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens. Take a break from Acadia National Park with a short trip to Frenchman Bay Conservancy in Hancock, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: cruise along Park Loop Road, trek along Great Head Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, and stroll through Carriage Roads.

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Fly from Providence to Acadia National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Providence in May: high temperatures in Acadia National Park hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Connecticut travel guide

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Aquariums · Theaters · Observatories
The Constitution State
Perhaps best known for its renowned private and public universities, Connecticut was once home to the country's first law school and still boasts one of the oldest secondary schools in America. More than just a small state packed with students, Connecticut offers visitors a chance to explore some of New England's finest tourist attractions while on vacation, including lighthouses, beaches, theaters, museums, galleries, and restaurants. Despite its small size, the state also boasts two large casino complexes, both located on Native American reservations. Rich in history and natural beauty, Connecticut draws newcomers from around the world, with large Polish, Chinese, and Hispanic communities.