Ideas for planning your own holiday
Use our New York & New England route as a starting point, then talior-make your holiday by simply adding or removing any locations you want to include or leave out. If you have more time and want to explore further still, there are lots of additional places to see along the way.
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Day 1 - 2 Fly to New York and spend two nights in a hotel to explore the glitz and glamour of America’s largest city.
Day 3 Pick up your motorhome and head past Long Island Sound to Preston. Call in at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport where the flamboyant circus man was once mayor.
Day 4 Call in at Mystic Seaport on your way to Scusset Beach State Reservation. Admire the massive mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, on your way through.
Day 5 Take a peek at the Kennedy family’s private residence in Hyannis on your way to Plymouth, where the Mayflower landed the Pilgrims in 1620. You may want to extend your stay here in order to visit Boston, which can easily be reached by train.
Day 6 Head north to Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts, calling in at Salem, the site of the infamous 1692 witchcraft trials.
Day 7 Passing briefly through New Hampshire, travel to Maine and Bar Harbor along the dramatic and scenic Atlantic coastline.
Day 8 Heading inland, drive to Mount Blue State Park – moose are abundant but there are also black bear and coyotes.
Day 9 Back into New Hampshire and on to Vermont, where your destination is Bethlehem – admire the majestic scenery of Mount Washington, standing at 6,288 feet.
Day 10 Visit the famous Dartmouth College on your way down south to White River Valley.
Day 11 Travel to Arlington, where you can visit the Norman Rockwell Exhibition and see the covers he created for the Saturday Evening Post in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
Day 12 Travel back into New York State and stop off at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park campsite in Lazy River.
Day 13 Return to New York, drop off your motorhome and catch your flight back to London.
When is the best time to travel?
This tour is taken in Autumn where you can see the famous foliage of New England in the Fall. This can be a very busy time and you will need to book your campsites well in advance.
From £1,950 per person in September 2013
Return flights from the UK, two nights in New York hotel, 10 nights motorhome rental.
Distance 1,600 miles