Discover some of New England’s most picturesque coastal cities and towns, and the White Mountain National Forest on this nine-night itinerary.


Suggested route & duration

Suggested duration: 9 nights Boston round-trip

  • Boston: 2 nights
  • Chatham: 2 nights
  • Newport: 1 night
  • Stockbridge: 1 night
  • Bretton Woods: 2 nights
  • Cape Neddick: 1 night

About this independent tour

Romantic New England is a recommended self-drive itinerary including 10 days car hire, accommodation for 9 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels and a personalised documentation pack. Destinations, durations and accommodation are all completely flexible and easily adapted to suit your own needs. All sightseeing is a suggestion only and is not included. This is an unescorted, independent journey and no Kuoni representative will be available. Transfers are not included so upon arrival at each destination you will be required to make your own way to your hotel and you will also be required to independently reconfirm any arrangements locally.

This itinerary can also be done in a motorhome.

Recommended highlights

BOSTON The capital of Massachusetts is scattered with historic sights and quaint brownstone-lined streets. It’s compact, making it easy to explore on foot – be sure to follow the famous Freedom trail while in town.
Hotel: Taj Boston

CHATHAM This historic fishing village at the southeastern tip of Cape Cod has beautiful powdery-sand beaches and is famous for its lighthouse.
Hotel: Chatham Bars Inn

NEWPORT Set on the southern tip of Rhode Island, this charming city has pretty bays and Gilded Age mansions, and is a popular summer escape.
Hotel: Hotel Viking

STOCKBRIDGE This pretty town is in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, and has a great mix of pretty countryside and town facilities. Browse shops on the historic main street, head to the Norman Rockwell Museum to see the artist's work and studio, and take a leisurely stroll through Berkshire Botanical Garden.
Hotel: Red Lion Inn

BRETTON WOODS This picturesque area in New Hampshire is mostly surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, with views from your hotel, the Omni Mount Washington Resort towards the mighty Mount Washington and Presidential Range.
Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort

CAPE NEDDICK This charming village on Maine's coast has a gorgeous white lighthouse with a red roof building. It's around 30 minutes' drive from Kennebunk Beach but only 10 minutes from the resort town of Ogunquit. Known as the "beautiful place by the sea," Ogunquit has three and a half miles of sheltered white-sand beaches. Take a walk along the Marginal Way, a path that winds along rocky cliffs overlooking the ocean, or explore the town centre with art galleries, fresh seafood, and the Ogunquit Playhouse.
Hotel: The Cliff House Resort & Spa

Tailor your tour

Don’t forget that you can tailor make your own self-drive around the USA, choosing your number of nights, where you stay, and even adding excursions. Or combine your self-drive with a stay at any of our city, beach or resort hotels in USA or Canada.

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