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15 day round trip starting in/ending in Boston

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15 day round trip starting in/ending in Boston

Hi, we are planning a trip September 2018 for 15 days and want to take in Boston, Salem,Portland, Kennebunkport, Boothbay harbour over to Conway and would appreciate other suggestions places to stay/visit. Many thanks looking forward to any replys

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1. Re: 15 day round trip starting in/ending in Boston

Portsmouth, NH on your way to Portland.

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Ogunquit Maine is worth a look and on route.

Conway and North Conway are distinctly different towns by the way. I'm guessing you mean North Conway. Conway is fine location wise but nothing much to see as a town. Which ever mean you'd want to drive the Kancamagus Highway from there if you're interested in scenery.

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Not thinking of going farther north in Maine? You could look at the TA introductions to Freeport, Boothbay Harbor, Rockland, Camden, and Acadia National Park. You have quite a bit of time, and could consider doing several nights in or near Acadia (which is spectacular).

What are your goals? What kinds of things do you like on vacation?

Also, once you get to about mid-September, just be aware that now you are in "leaf season" and many inns and hotels will require multi-night stays. That may perhaps not be the case along coastal Maine, I'm not sure. But will be true in the inland New England areas where it becomes a very popular tourism season. What are your dates?

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4. Re: 15 day round trip starting in/ending in Boston

Try posting in the New England section of this forum, too!

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The New England Forum can be difficult to find if you are not on the full site. It is here:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g46727…

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Thank you will do

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7. Re: 15 day round trip starting in/ending in Boston

Thanks. 14th to the 29th Sept. Would Portland be a good place to stay as a base?

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Thanks will do

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"Would Portland be a good place to stay as a base?"

Only for the couple of days you visit the southern Maine coast. New England is too big see it all from one location.

Either stay in Boston (and see Salem via public transportation) at the beginning or end of the trip, and you'll need a rental car the rest of the time (you don't need a car in Boston).

Not knowing what your interests are, 3 days in Boston + 1 for Salem; then 2 days for southern Maine; 3 days for Boothbay Harbor and Acadia; 3 days for White Mountains - that's 12 days, plus consider travel days - some of the transits will be 3-4 hours of driving.

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