Day 1: Arrive in Boston, the capital and largest city of Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Check in at the Four Seasons Boston, a 5-star hotel with oversized rooms, a spa, a rooftop fitness centre, and a restaurant with panoramic views of the city. Relax and explore the city centre, where you can visit the Museum of Science, one of the largest science museums in the world, the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile route that connects 16 historic sites related to the American Revolution, and the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a lively shopping and dining area with street performers and vendors.
Day 2: Join a Boston City Tour and experience the culture and history of Boston. You will be guided by a local expert who will take you to some of the best attractions, such as the Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, the Harvard University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and the USS Constitution Museum, which displays the oldest commissioned warship in the US Navy.
Day 3: Depart Boston and drive to Portland, the largest city in Maine and a coastal gem. Check in at the The Press Hotel, a 4-star hotel with stylish rooms, a fitness centre, and a restaurant. Enjoy the views of the city and the harbour from your room or from the rooftop lounge. Explore the city centre, where you can visit the Portland Museum of Art, which showcases works by local and international artists, the Portland Head Light, one of the oldest and most photographed lighthouses in America, and the Old Port, a historic district with cobblestone streets, boutiques, cafes, and bars.
Day 4: Join a Portland Food Tour and experience the delicious and diverse cuisine of Portland. You will be guided by a foodie who will take you to some of the best eateries, markets, breweries, and distilleries in the city. You will taste local specialties such as lobster rolls, clam chowder, blueberry pie, craft beer, and more. You will also learn about the history and culture of Portland and its food scene.
Day 5: Depart Portland and drive to Bar Harbor, a charming town on Mount Desert Island and a gateway to Acadia National Park. Check in at the Bar Harbor Inn & Spa, a 4-star hotel with cosy rooms, a spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Enjoy the views of the ocean and the islands from your room or from the terrace. Explore the town centre, where you can visit the Abbe Museum, which celebrates the Native American heritage of Maine, the Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum, which displays artifacts and photos from Bar Harbor’s past, and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, which offers whale watching tours and other marine adventures.
Day 6: Join an Acadia National Park Tour and experience one of America’s most beautiful national parks. You will board a bus or van and drive along some of the park’s scenic roads, such as Park Loop Road and Cadillac Mountain Road. You will stop at some of the park’s highlights, such as Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond House, Sand Beach, Otter Cliff, and Cadillac Mountain Summit. You will also learn about the park’s history, geology, flora, and fauna from your guide.
Day 7: Depart Bar Harbor and drive to Stowe, a picturesque town in Vermont and a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding. Check in at The Lodge at Spruce Peak, a 5-star hotel with spacious rooms, a spa, an outdoor pool, an ice skating rink, and several restaurants. Enjoy the views of Mount Mansfield from your room or from your balcony. Relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel or hit the slopes at Spruce Peak or Stowe Mountain Resort.
Day 8: Explore Stowe by driving around some of its attractions, such as the Stowe Recreation Path, a 5.3-mile paved trail that follows the West Branch River and offers views of the mountains, the Von Trapp Family Lodge, a resort owned by the famous family from The Sound of Music, and the Ben & Jerry’s Factory, where you can take a tour and taste some of the famous ice cream.
Day 9: Depart Stowe and drive to Woodstock, a charming town in Vermont and a National Historic Landmark. Check-in at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, a 4-star hotel with elegant rooms, a spa, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and several restaurants. Enjoy the views of the town and the gardens from your room or from the terrace. Explore the town centre, where you can visit the Billings Farm & Museum, a working dairy farm and a museum of rural life, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, which preserves the home and lands of three conservationists, and the Woodstock Village Green, a picturesque square with shops, galleries, and cafes.
Day 10: Depart Woodstock and drive to Newport, a coastal city in Rhode Island and a former summer resort of the rich and famous. Check-in at Castle Hill Inn, a 4-star hotel with cosy rooms, a spa, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Enjoy the views of the ocean and the islands from your room or from the lawn. Explore the city centre, where you can visit the Newport Mansions, a collection of opulent estates that showcase the Gilded Age lifestyle, the Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile trail that offers stunning views of the mansions and the sea, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which celebrates the history and legends of tennis.
Day 11: Join a Newport Harbor Cruise and experience the beauty and history of Newport from the water. You will board a boat and sail along Narragansett Bay, where you can see Fort Adams, Rose Island Lighthouse, Hammersmith Farm, Castle Hill Inn, and more. You will also learn about Newport’s maritime heritage, naval history, and yachting culture from your captain.
Day 12: Depart Newport and drive to Mystic, a historic town in Connecticut and a popular destination for families. Check-in at The Whaler’s Inn, a 4-star hotel with charming rooms, a fitness centre, and a restaurant. Enjoy the views of Mystic River from your room or from the porch. Explore the town centre, where you can visit the Mystic Seaport Museum, which showcases America’s maritime past with ships, exhibits, and demonstrations, the Mystic Aquarium, which features marine animals such as beluga whales, penguins, seals, and sea lions, and the Olde Mistick Village, which recreates a colonial New England village with shops, restaurants, and cinemas.
Day 13: Depart Mystic and drive to Salem, a historic city in Massachusetts and a famous site of the witch trials of 1692. Check in at The Merchant Salem, a 4-star hotel with stylish rooms, a lounge, and a garden. Enjoy the views of downtown Salem from your room or from your balcony. Explore the city centre, where you can visit the Salem Witch Museum, which tells the story of the witch trials through exhibits and presentations, the House of the Seven Gables, which inspired the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Peabody Essex Museum, which displays art and culture from around the world.