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8 days in New England

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8 days in New England

Hi everyone,

My girlfriend and I fly into Boston on June 29th and we have 8 nights to spend in Boston and the surrounds. I'm really keen to experience New England generally but want to be in Boston for July 4th and would look to remain based there until we leave (a trip to Salem and Harvard included).

My initial thoughts are that I want us to get into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, hike Mt Washington, drive through some covered bridges, and eat lobster someone on the Maine coast. We'll be hiring a car so travel is easy.

We're both keen on the outdoors (although I'm much more into hiking/mountains than my girlfriend), food, historical towns and wildlife.

Suggested itineraries/overnight stays more than welcome. Likewise feedback on how achievable my vague list above is.

Many thanks in advance!

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1. Re: 8 days in New England

So if I am reading you correctly, you want to be in the Boston area over the 4th July until you leave. That means you can spend 4 days, ie the 30th, 1st, 2nd and 3rd, touring the Whites and the Greens. Its pretty doable but you won't get more tham 1 night in any 1 place if you want to see it all. Or you can just do Acadia in ME [ lobster ] for 2 days, and the Mt Washington area including hikes 2 days. VT would be something for another trip then.

For the 2nd half of your stay you could do day trips out of Boston. Bear in mind that driving in Boston is a real pain,but fortunately there are other forms of public transport that can get you around.

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