15 days in New York State, Maine & New Hampshire Itinerary

15 days in New York State, Maine & New Hampshire Itinerary

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15 days in New York State, Maine & New Hampshire Itinerary

Washington DC
train + subway:  3​h 15​min
Brooklyn
— 1 night
taxi:  15​min
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Washington DC

2
days
Brooklyn

Brooklyn
Though it may be less popular or touristy than its big brother Manhattan, Brooklyn boasts of one of the largest and hippest art districts in the United States.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Prospect Park, get your game on at Coney Island USA, and then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Brooklyn online route maker .

Washington DC to Brooklyn is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and subway. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect nights in Brooklyn to be about the same, around 28°F, while days are little chillier, around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New York City.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Bridge ©
Brooklyn Bridge
Coney Island USA ©
Coney Island USA

7
days
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online sightseeing planner .

New York City is very close to Brooklyn. In February in New York City, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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 out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Wood Island Lighthouse (in Biddeford Pool), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay) and Historic New England Castle Tucker (in Wiscasset). On the 18th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at King Pine. It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Popham Beach State Park and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Portland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Portland reach 34°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Popham Beach State Park, Wood Island Lighthouse, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, King Pine, Historic New England Castle Tucker
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
King Pine
King Pine

3
days
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Lee (Bedrock Gardens & Flag Hill Winery). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, kick back and relax at Wallis Sands State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stratham Hill Farm Park, and look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth holiday planner.

Drive from Portland to Portsmouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in February, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lee, Ogunquit, Phillips Exeter Academy, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, Wallis Sands State Beach
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Bedrock Gardens ©
Bedrock Gardens
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

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