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4 day (round trip) driving tour out of Boston

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4 day (round trip) driving tour out of Boston


We are coming into Boston mid-November and would like to take a four day (round trip) driving tour in the New England countryside. Ideally we like to include Maine and Cape Cod. We would be grateful for any recommendations and 'must-sees'.

Many thanks

Tom and the missus

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1. Re: 4 day (round trip) driving tour out of Boston

Four days isn't much time. Are you planning to see Boston? What is your criteria for what you want to see? You planning on spending the whole time just driving around? "Must Sees" are up to you. Check the "Things to Do" button for ideas.


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2. Re: 4 day (round trip) driving tour out of Boston

Hello Alan

Yes we have a couple of additional days set aside to enjoy Boston.


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3. Re: 4 day (round trip) driving tour out of Boston

Maine and Cape Cod are in opposite directions. You may be better off picking one and making a tour based on which way you decide to go.

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4. Re: 4 day (round trip) driving tour out of Boston

In mid November, Cape Cod will be quiet. Many restaurants and motels/hotels that are seasonal close for the winter so keep this in mind. Cape Cod I associate with spring to early fall activities -- may be this is me but I think there won't be as much to do that time of year. Others may have different opinions.

You may do better doing a northerly route as both Maine and New Hampshire have winter activities so fewer hotels, restaurants close for the winter.

For a northern coastal route, check out these sites:

-Rockport, Mass

-Portsmouth, New Hampshire

-Ogunquit, Maine or Kennebunkport, Maine

-Portland, Maine

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5. Re: 4 day (round trip) driving tour out of Boston

Assuming you've "done" Boston, you could use your remaining four days like this:

a) Day One

Depart Boston; drive South and spend the day in Plymouth - include the Mayflower II & Plimoth Plantation.

Check in to hotel in the evening, Falmouth, MA area (recommend Shoreway Acres for a good, clean mid-range property)

b) Day Two

Explore Cape Cod! Bike trails, walk the beaches, shopping, museums, history, etc. -- we live here and we're spending a lifetime exploring the Cape

c) Now: here comes the hard part. You could spend two more days on the Cape, or drive down to

Newport, RI for a spectacular two days in this Golden Age city. (Check out the Newport CVBs website.)

Four days is NOT enough!!

Best of luck,

S. G. Mann

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