21 days in East Coast of USA, Mahone Bay & Burlington Itinerary

21 days in East Coast of USA, Mahone Bay & Burlington Itinerary

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21 days in East Coast of USA, Mahone Bay & Burlington Itinerary

Start: Four Oaks, United States
Drive:  9​h
Poughkeepsie, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
New London, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
Mystic, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Providence, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Provincetown, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Plymouth, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Boston, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Salem, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Portland, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
Mahone Bay, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
Concord, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Burlington, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Howes Cave, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Four Oaks, United States

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Poughkeepsie, United States

Poughkeepsie ©
Poughkeepsie, officially the City of Poughkeepsie, is a city in the state of New York, United States, which is the county seat of Dutchess County. Get in touch with nature at Bear Mountain State Park and Dingmans Falls. Popular historic sites such as Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Poughkeepsie side-trips: Millbrook Vineyards & Winery (in Millbrook), Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards (in Richmond) and Brotherhood - America's Oldest Winery (in Washingtonville). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Poughkeepsie online itinerary creator.

Four Oaks to Poughkeepsie is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Four Oaks in May, expect Poughkeepsie to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New London.

Things to do in Poughkeepsie

#Parks, #Nature, #Wineries

Side Trips

Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards, Bear Mountain State Park, Dingmans Falls, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
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Bear Mountain State Park ©
Bear Mountain State Park
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Dingmans Falls

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New London, United States

New London ©
New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. You've now added The Submarine Force Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at The Submarine Force Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New London vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Poughkeepsie to New London takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Poughkeepsie in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New London: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mystic.

Things to do in New London

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Submarine Force Museum, Harkness Memorial State Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park
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Hammonasset Beach State Park ©
Hammonasset Beach State Park
Harkness Memorial State Park ©
Harkness Memorial State Park
The Submarine Force Museum ©
The Submarine Force Museum

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Mystic, United States

Mystic
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mystic itinerary builder.

Mystic is just a short distance from New London. In May, daytime highs in Mystic are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel to Providence.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Providence, United States

Providence ©
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 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Battleship Cove, see the interesting displays at New Bedford Whaling Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Lizzie Borden House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of WaterFire Providence. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Historic Federal Hill, then contemplate the long history of Crescent Park Carousel, and then admire the majestic nature at Colt State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Providence trip builder.

Drive from Mystic to Providence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Providence, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Providence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Fall River, New Bedford Whaling Museum
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New Bedford Whaling Museum ©
New Bedford Whaling Museum
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WaterFire Providence
Battleship Cove ©
Battleship Cove

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Provincetown, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Race Point Beach and then kick back and relax at Coast Guard Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Edward Gorey House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Provincetown sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Providence to Provincetown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Providence in June, you will find days in Provincetown are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Provincetown

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Coast Guard Beach, Edward Gorey House
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Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Edward Gorey House ©
Edward Gorey House
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

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Plymouth, United States

Plymouth ©
Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
On the 4th (Sun), stroll through Plymouth Long Beach, steep yourself in history at Mayflower II, and then immerse yourself in nature at Pilgrim Memorial State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Plymouth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Provincetown to Plymouth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Plymouth are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Salem.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Pilgrim Memorial State Park ©
Pilgrim Memorial State Park

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days
Boston, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, wander the streets of North End, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Nantasket Beach and then contemplate the long history of Walden Pond State Reservation.

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Traveling by car from Plymouth to Boston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Walden Pond State Reservation, Nantasket Beach
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
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Walden Pond State Reservation

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days
Salem, United States

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Crane Beach and then kick back and relax at Good Harbor Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Witch History Museum, see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The House of the Seven Gables, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pickering Wharf.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salem vacation builder.

You can drive from Plymouth to Salem in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Salem are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Howes Cave.

Things to do in Salem

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Good Harbor Beach, Crane Beach
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Crane Beach ©
Crane Beach
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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Portland, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Portland Head Light. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge and then kick back and relax at Wells Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip maker .

Drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mahone Bay.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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2
days
Mahone Bay, Canada

Mahone Bay ©
Mahone Bay is a town located on the northwest shore of Mahone Bay along the South Shore of Nova Scotia in Lunenburg County.HistoryMahone Bay was first settled during Father Le Loutre's War. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Peggy Of The Cove and then visit a coastal fixture at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Wile Carding Mill Museum, stroll through Hirtle's Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at The Ovens Natural Park.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Mahone Bay trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Mahone Bay. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Mahone Bay. In October, daytime highs in Mahone Bay are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Concord.

Things to do in Mahone Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Peggy Of The Cove, The Ovens Natural Park, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Hirtle's Beach, Wile Carding Mill Museum
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Hirtle's Beach ©
Hirtle's Beach
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse ©
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
The Ovens Natural Park ©
The Ovens Natural Park

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Concord, United States

Concord ©
Concord is the capital city of the U.S. On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Canterbury Shaker Village, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours, and then admire the masterpieces at Currier Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Funspot and then fly down the slopes at Gunstock Mountain Resort.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Concord travel route builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mahone Bay to Concord. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mahone Bay in October, expect little chillier with lows of 38°F in Concord. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Concord

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gunstock Mountain Resort, Funspot
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Gunstock Mountain Resort
Funspot ©
Funspot

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Burlington, United States

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 9th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Stowe Recreation Path, then examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, and then do a tasting at Shelburne Vineyard. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Shelburne Farms, then sample the tasty concoctions at Magic Hat Brewing Co, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burlington Bike Path.

Before you visit Burlington, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Concord to Burlington takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Howes Cave.

Things to do in Burlington

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trips

Shelburne, Magic Hat Brewing Company, Stowe Recreation Path
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Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Shelburne Vineyard ©
Shelburne Vineyard

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Howes Cave, United States

Howes Cave ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stop by Beekman 1802 Mercantile and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then witness the site of a historic battle at Saratoga National Historical Park.

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Drive from Salem to Howes Cave in 4 hours. Traveling from Salem in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Howes Cave, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Howes Cave

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Secret Caverns, Saratoga National Historical Park, Beekman 1802 Mercantile
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Saratoga National Historical Park ©
Howe Caverns ©
Howe Caverns
Secret Caverns ©
Secret Caverns

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