We are spending 7 days in New England in early September prior to venturing onto a longer road trip on the West Coast.
At this stage our itinerary is:
Day One: Boston
Day Two: Boston
Day Three: Boston to Portland
Day Three: Portland to White Mountains
Day Four: White Mountains to Vermont (maybe St Johnsbury)
Day Five: Vermont to Deerfield
Day Six: Deerfield to Portsmouth
Day Seven: Portsmouth to Boston (Any suggestions for accommodation at Logan Airport would be appreciated, everything seems quite expensive and we don't really want to pay the highest accommodation cost for an airport hotel).
We are not looking to do huge travelling days as we have a lengthy roadtrip on the West Coast (San Fran -> Yellowstone -> Oregon -> San Fran) following this trip.
The above itinerary is by no means set in stone and we are open to any suggestions the only restriction is that we only have 7 days.
We would love some suggestions of places to go and things to do in the above cities / towns (or other cities/towns not mentioned). We are young outgoing Kiwis and are pretty much up for anything. At this stage all we have planned is to hit a few lobster shacks on the coast and then get out to do some hiking in the wilderness (hopefully see a few Fall leaves further North).
We have accommodation sorted for Boston however haven't booked anywhere for the rest of the trip. Does anyone have any recommendations for places to stay in our other stops. Ideally we would like to stay at B&Bs or Inns that are between USD100 and USD150 a night mixed in with some cheaper motels.
Also I know that Fall is busy season in New England but as we are going at the start do you think we still need to book accommodation in advance or can we simply turn up.
Thanks in advance for your help.