|New England Tours & Itineraries|
|Luckily, New England is a compact destination, and no location is more than a day's drive from another...|
Never mind. You won't be spending long days driving. Usually, you'll drive only an hour or two from one destination to the next.
Suffice it to say that you can see a lot of New England in a week's travel. Ten days is better, of course, and two weeks gives you time to go into some depth of the cultural offerings of Boston or the Berkshires, spend some time hiking and camping in the White Mountains, spend a few days sailing the Maine coast in a windjammer, or get into serious beach mode on Cape Cod.
If you'd rather have someone else do the planning, logistics and reservations for you, take a guided tour. Many tour companies operate guided tours that include New England, often along with New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC.
A few companies have some tours that concentrate on New England exclusively.
The most popular tours are, of course fall foliage tours. Every major tour operator seems to have at least one.
If you'd like to tour on your own, here are some suggested itineraries:
This itinerary through Maine, New
Hampshire and Vermont is particularly well suited
activities, but is also fine
just for scenic drives. The tour can
be split into two mini-tours: a 4-day
trip along the Maine
coast to Bar
6-day trip through the White
Mountains of New
Hampshire and the Green
Mountains of Vermont. More...
Start this tour in Boston, New York City, or indeed anywhere along its route to get a good introduction to the Pioneer Valley, the Berkshire Hills, northwestern Connecticut, the Connecticut shoreline, Newport and Providence, Rhode Island, and the South Shore of Massachusetts Bay. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan