My husband and I are flying in to Boston on September 18 for a 2-week New England vacation. Right now I'm planning to spend the first 2-3 days in (or near) Cape Cod with maybe a visit to Nantucket (hiking/biking, etc.), Then want to drive the coast and go north to spend the night in Hartford with a visit to Mark Twain's house. After that, I'm planning on heading north to the White Mountains for three nights. Then east to Portland for 3 days, then down the coast with visits to lighthouses and lobster shacks. We'll end our trip with a visit to Salem and we fly out of Boston early on October 2.
Can anyone give me advice? Will this itinerary work? Is there anything I'm missing? when we head east out of the White Mountains, should we begin the Maine coast farther north than Portland? I would love to do a sunset cruise to an island for a clambake, but have been unable to find anything.
Any insight on accommodations, sights, restaurants or things to do would be greatly appreciated!