New England With That Little Extra

New England With That Little Extra

Explore New England’s charm, stunning scenery and historic sites on this road trip. We have chosen to spice up the trip with visits to Finger Lakes, the Adirondack Mountains and Niagara Falls for a little extra and more contrast-filled experiences. See localbusinessexplorer for more information of USA.

On this car holiday you will experience unique nature, and there are plenty of opportunities to explore charming cities and walk in some of New England’s most beautiful parks. Follow Boston’s historic Freedom Trail, enjoy nature at Cape Cod, learn more about the witch hunt in Salem in 1692, walk along the beaches of Maine, hike the White Mountains and see the beautiful scenery of the Green Mountains of Vermont. In the Adirondack Mountains you have a beautiful view from your lodge on Lake Placid. See also the beautiful scenery of Finger Lakes before ending your trip in Buffalo with the impressive Niagara Falls. All in all, this is a perfect road trip for anyone who appreciates beautiful nature, small cozy communities, rugged coastlines and exciting cities.

Day 1: Departure from Sweden and arrival in Boston

Departure from Sweden to Boston with arrival the same day. After picking up your car, drive to your hotel in the city. Today you can, among other things, walk along the harbor or visit the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, where you will find several shops and eateries, all of which are housed in a large warehouse building from the 18th century. Street entertainers often perform in front of the house.

Day 2: On a journey of discovery in and around Boston

Today you can explore the historic city of Boston on your own. Take, for example, a walk along the Freedom Trail, which is an exciting and educational walk. Along the way, you will learn more about colonial Boston and the revolution, as you pass 16 historic sites along the way that describe some of America’s most significant moments. Visit Paul Revere’s House, the oldest building in central Boston. The house was the home of Paul Reveres and his family from 1770 to 1800. Then visit The Dock and learn about the Boston Tea Party, which gives you a good insight into American history.

Day 3: Boston to Portland (193 km)

Today you go to Salem, where many witch trials took place in 1692. After a group of girls and women in 1692 had started worshiping the occult, a village doctor claimed that they had been beaten by “the evil one”. As a result, about 190 people were accused of witchcraft and executed. The trial came to an end after 15 intense months. Salem today has a number of attractions centered around these horrors. After your visit to Salem, the journey continues to Gloucester, which is the oldest fishing port in the United States, and Kennebunkport, with natural wonders such as Spouting Rock and Blowing Cave. From Kennebunkport, the journey continues towards Portland. The city of Portland has many historic and beautiful attractions, such as the Allagash Brewery and the Portland Museum of Art. It is possible to extend the trip and take a few days to visit Cape Cod, Martha ‘ s Vineyard and Nantucket Island before heading to Portland. Only let your travel agent know when you plan your trip.

Day 4: On a journey of discovery in and around Portland

You have all day to explore the area around Portland. Here you will find, among other things, some of the country’s oldest and most beautiful lighthouses. The iconic Portland Head Light. There is also the opportunity to sail sea kayaks, rent bikes and much more.

Day 5: Portland to Bar Harbor (247 km)

Today the trip goes to Bar Harbor which is located in Downeast. Bar Harbor was formerly a small fishing village, but is today a favorite destination for people from all over the world. The nature around Bar Harbor is unique and definitely worth a visit.

Day 6: On a voyage of discovery in and around Bar Harbor

Today there is the opportunity to explore more of Bar Harbor and the surrounding area. Visit the Mount Desert Oceanarium, among other places. In addition, we recommend a visit to Acadia National Park, which is New England’s only national park. The park is 6,000 hectares and full of rugged coastlines, islands, forests and lakes where you can hike, bike, paddle and fish. The crystal clear lakes and beautiful rock formations of Acadia National Park are definitely worth a visit. If you do not want to explore the park on your own, it is also possible to book a guided bus tour, where you can comfortably experience this spectacular area and gain insight into the local history.

Day 7: Bar Harbor to the White Mountains (355 km)

Leave Bar Harbor and drive through small villages and pumpkin fields to New Hampshire and the White Mountains. Drive along the scenic Kancamagus Highway to your accommodation in North Conway.

Day 8: On a journey of discovery in the White Mountains

The whole day is set aside for exploring the White Mountains National Forest. You have a great view from Mount Washington, which is the highest mountain in the northeastern United States. You can also explore the many beautiful waterfalls and caves. There are a number of hiking trails in the area, and the best way to get an overview of them is by visiting the local ranger office in Conway. You can also take the legendary Conway Scenic Railroad, which runs through the beautiful mountains of the White Mountains.

Day 9: White Mountains – Green Mountains (254 km)

As you leave North Conway, the next stop is Franconia Notch State Park, located in the heart of the White Mountains. A cable car takes you to the top of Cannon Mountain in less than ten minutes. On top of Cannon Mountain there are several spectacular hiking trails and a 360 degree observation platform. Then continue via Bethlehem and Littlelon to Rutland in the southern part of Green Mountain, where you will spend the night.

Day 10: Green Mountain to Burlington (200 km)

Leave Rutland and drive via Route 100 through the Green Mountains. In the Green Mountains you have the opportunity to ride or lace up your hiking boots and explore on your own. Visit the Warren Store in Warren where they make good sandwiches or take a detour to Moss Glen Falls and Waterbury, where Ben & Jerry’s started their ice cream production, on their way to Burlington.

Day 11: Burlington to Lake Placid (98 km)

Today the journey continues towards Lake Placid. Lake Placid is located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County. Lake Placid (with the same name as the city) together with Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake form what is called the Three Lakes region. Here there are plenty of opportunities for hiking and canoeing. Lake Placid hosted the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.

Day 12: On a voyage of discovery in Adirondack

Today you get the chance to explore the stunning scenery of the Adirondack Mountains on your own. The area is full of mountains and lakes, as well as historical sites, such as the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, there is also the possibility of rafting.

Day 13: Lake Placid to Finger Lakes (397 km)

The longest stretch of the tour goes to Finger Lakes via Syracuse, where you can visit the City Market – an outdoor market filled with stalls and street food.

Day 14: On a journey of discovery in the Finger Lakes National Forests

Finger Lakes offers a variety of activities in a beautiful landscape with waterfalls, lakes and beautiful woodlands. Go on a wine tasting along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, enjoy a dip in Robert Treman State Park or go hiking.

Day 15: Finger Lakes to Buffalo (250 km)

Today the trip goes to the big city of Buffalo. Buffalo is the second largest city in the state of New York. The city is located on Lake Erie south of the Niagara River and connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario. The city has many historical sites and museums. In the evenings you can explore the city’s many restaurants and bars.

Day 16: Discover Niagara Falls

This day is dedicated to Niagara Falls, which consists of two waterfalls: American Falls on the American side and Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side. You have the best view of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side. You can easily cross the border to see Niagara Falls from all angles. Niagara Falls is an impressive sight, and every second 2.8 million liters of water rush over the edge.

Day 17: Departure from Buffalo

Today the trip goes by plane back to Sweden. You leave your car at the airport and then start the journey home.

Day 18: Arrival in Scandinavia

Arrival in Scandinavia. Arrival time to Scandinavia depends on the airline.

Overnight stays

Sixteen nights at resort, lodge, B&B and hotel.

New England With That Little Extra