Having got some fantastic tips from RTA last year on a San Francisco - Vegas road trip, I am hoping for a similar helping hand on a trip to New England. My brother and I are planning to arrive in Boston in mid-October for a two week trip. We have looked at all the New England threads on this forum and based on those have sketched out the following rough itinerary looping around Boston - but we don't know if the timescales are realistic (too short? too long?) or if there are better things we could be doing with our time. All advice very gratefully accepted!
Day 1 - arrive Boston late afternoon
Day 2 - Boston - Cape Ann - Portsmouth
Day 3 - Portsmouth (museums etc) - Portland, ME
Day 4 - Portland - Bar Harbor (hopefully in time to see some of Acadia National Park)
Day 5 - Bar Harbor - Lincoln, NH
Day 6 - stay around the Lincoln area - moose tour in Berlin? Patte Brook Auto Tour?
Day 7 - Lost River Gorge in the morning then off to Stowe, VT/Ben & Jerry's
Day 8 - Stowe to Mystic, CT (arrive in Mystic that evening)
Day 9 - Mystic all day, then to Newport RI
Day 10 - Newport RI all day (cliff walk/mansions) then to Boston
Then we have the remaining 4 days in Boston - of which I would love to spend one on a day trip to either Nantucket or Cape Cod (or is it worth two day trips, one to each?)
Any advice on the above would be really helpful! We have no specific plans but really just want to see a bit of the country with a nice mix of coast and foliage, so happy to change any of the above.
Thanks a million!