I am looking for some help. I have viewed feedback on this site in relation to road trips in this region however admit to being a little overwhelmed therefore have decided to induvidually ask my question in the hope of receiving some wonderful feedback.
My wife and I are visiting New Engalnd in early Oct 2012. We will be based on Boston and have allocated 6 days for a road trip. We are hoping to see as much variety (fall foliage, mountains, the coast etc) as possible however don't want to spend the 6 days behind the windscreen clocking up the miles and not taking time to get out and enjoy certain areas.
From what I have reads so far we are looking at leaving Boston:
Day 1: Boston - mid coast Maine (Portland)
Day 2: Mid Coast Maine - White Mountains
Day 3: White Mountains - Green Mountains
Day 4: Green Mountains - spending the rest of the time making our way to Cape Cod and discovering that area.
The above is very general and does not include specific towns. From my readings we are interested in seeing at least some covered bridges, fall foliage, driving the Kancamangus Hwy, coastal areas. I also understand, based on the fall foliage patterns, it may make more sense to do this trip in the opposite direction.
Can anyone please provide :
1) itinerary that we can fit within 6 days driving that won't involve spending the whole trip behind the windscreen? This itinerary to be specific with highlights along the way not to miss - please bear in mind that this may involve leaving Boston and seeing Cape Code first based on fall foliage patterns.
2) Offer suggestions where I can find a corresponding map of the region on line. I have seen many of specifc areas e.g. Vermont, Maine etc but have failed to find one that covers the entire region in detail