Hi there fellow travelers,
My husband and I are heading to New England for 2 weeks from May 17 to June 1. The second week we have figured the broad plan out (southern New England, Newport, Cape Cod, islands and Boston) and have all our accommodation sorted out.
I need some help and advice for the first week of the trip. I have a rough idea of what we want to see but not sure how to space it out in terms of how much driving is easily manageable in a day and still getting to do stuff.
We have from Saturday May 17 to Friday May 23 to get from Boston to Ridgefield CT (where we have family).
The rough plan is:
Arrive Boston - drive to Bar Harbor, sightsee along the way - stay 2 nights there
4 nights: driving over to White Mtns - move through NH, come south through Vermont, maybe parts of northern Mass, Berkshires, Green Mtns and finish up at Ridgefield.
I would love to see Lexington/Concord - not sure how to fit this in.
As you can see this part of trip I'm not so sure how to break it up. What would be good places to break up the trip, places to see.
We want to sightsee, do some light hiking, cultural/historical, off the beaten track stops.
We are not so much interested in cities or shopping or nightlife for this part of trip.
I have my guidebooks, I am reading other people's experiences on the forum but would also love any input or advice people who know this beautiful part of the world may have. It all seems so scenic that it's hard to pick out a clear route.
Thanks so much,
A and M.