Lighthouse in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, New England trip

Ultimate New England

Visit New York, The Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, The Adirondacks, Stowe, Jackson, Acadia NP, Kennebunkport, Boston, Cape Cod, Newport & The Hamptons.

These Seven incredibly vibrant and scenic States will delight you at every turn

21 Nights from £1,999pp
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‘from’ prices are based on off peak travel, 2 people sharing a standard car, economy flights and 2-3* Hotels. All trips are completely bespoke so just tell your expert any requirements you have.

If you are considering taking a road trip through New England. Then you should take our Ultimate New England, which cruises through all six New England States along with the neighbouring state of New York. New York is an incredible start to any holiday, whilst The Hamptons brings a stylish end to this road trip. Between these two iconic destinations, you’ll cruise around the region to see New England and New York State’s best places and most scenic roads.

Key road trip highlights:

  • Visit seven superb States from New York in the south to Maine in the northeastern corner of New England.
  • Explore the exquisite Acadia National Park and the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls.
  • Drive along scenic roads through mountains, farmland and coastal landscapes.
  • Discover beautiful regions like The Fingers Lakes, The Adirondacks, The Green Mountains and The White Mountains.
  • The perfect combination of quaint small towns, including Stowe and The Hamptons, to vibrant cities like Boston and New York. 
  • What’s included? Direct flights with a premier carrier like Virgin Atlantic, accommodation to your desired standard and length of stay, car rental and a detailed road trip pack.
Ultimate New England route with The American Road Trip Company

Our Favourite Hotels

We’ll suggest properties to match your preferred budget, be it low-cost, mid-range or high-end luxury that you’re looking for. We can also mix it up so you’ll experience a range of standards and experiences along your road trip.

Main Street Motel, Bar Harbor, Acadia NP

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Main Street Motel

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Acadia National Park

The Verb Hotel, Boston

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The Verb Hotel

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Boston

Green Mountain Inn, Stowe

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Green Mountain Inn

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Stowe

The Eliot Hotel, Boston

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The Eliot Hotel

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Boston

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe

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Trapp Family Lodge

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Stowe

The Godfrey Hotel Boston

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The Godfrey Hotel

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Boston

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, Hamptons

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Gurney's Montauk Resort

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The Hamptons

Topnotch Resort, Stowe

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Topnotch Resort

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Stowe

Road Trip Itinerary

All of our American road trips can be tailored to meet your requirements. Do you have more or less than 21 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required.

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Arrive in New York, New York

Welcome to The Big Apple! You’ll start on the Upper West Side; this neighbourhood of Manhattan has a residential feel combined with great shopping and foodie enclaves like the famous Zabar’s Deli. The American Museum of Natural History can also be found here and is an absolute must-see for all ages.

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New York, NY

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Manhattan, New York, USA
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Explore Central Park and the Upper East Side

Central Park is the most visited urban park in the US. You can easily spend the day here with 843 acres of walking trails, ice rinks, cycle paths, a Zoo, and even a castle. Bordering the eastern length of Central Park is 5th Avenue, home to some of the world’s most renowned museums, such as The Met and The Guggenheim. Upscale Madison and Park Avenue are found further east, which is great for watching wealthy New Yorkers dip in and out of luxury designer stores.

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New York, NY

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Central Park, NYC. New York to LA
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Discover the many delights of Downtown New York

Downtown stretches to Battery Park at Manhattan’s southern tip, where ferries leave to the legendary Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The financial district is anchored by Wall St, home to the New York Stock Exchange and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Surrounding neighbourhoods offer a great contrast to this commercial hub – Soho, Greenwich, Tribeca and the Meatpacking District are crammed with cool bars, shops and restaurants.

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New York, NY

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Statue of Liberty, Manhattan, New York City, USA
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Shopping and skyscrapers in Manhattan's Midtown

Midtown’s highlights include 5th Avenue shopping, Grand Central Station, the New York Public Library, Bryant Park, Times Square, Broadway and the Rockefeller Centre – make sure you leave time to visit either the Top of The Rock or The Empire State Building as the sunsets, to witness the city’s lights come alive on your final evening in the Big Apple.

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New York, NY

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Manhattan, New York, USA - Time Square
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Leave Manhattan for The Finger Lakes region

Bid farewell to the Big Apple, collect your rental car from Newark Airport and venture into the beautiful nature of New York State. The Finger Lakes Region, which inspired the film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life, ‘ is where you’ll enjoy hiking, State Parks and small towns at your pleasure.

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Finger Lakes, NY

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230 miles

Finger Lakes NY - Taughannock Falls in autumn
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Visit the most famous waterfall in the world - Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is made up of three massive, separate waterfalls. The largest is on the Canadian side of the border and is named Horseshoe Falls, whilst Bridal Veil and American Falls are on the US side. Such is the power of the water that passes over the falls, Niagara has moved 7 miles upriver since it was first formed.

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Niagara Falls, NY

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165 miles

Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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Take a thrilling boat ride at Niagara Falls

Spend a second day exploring Niagara Falls’ must-see attractions. One must-do is to take to the water and experience the power of the falls close up. Hornblower Niagara Cruises operates boats from the Canadian side of the border. Your detailed Road Trip Pack will detail all the numerous other visitor attractions.

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Niagara Falls, ON

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Niagara Falls, New York
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Drive through the beautiful Adirondack Region

Head northeast to the Adirondacks Mountains and relax by Lake George or Lake Placid, where more than six million acres of protected nature await.

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Lake George, NY

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317 miles

New England, Vermont Road
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Leave New York State to find Stowe in Vermont

This iconic Vermont ski resort town is as cute as a button, providing state-of-the-art alpine lifts with picture-perfect small-town charm. In the summer months, biking and hiking take over. And come Autumn, the leaves put on a show for all to see.

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Stowe, VT

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130 miles

Stowe, Vermont - Church in Autumn
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Stowe's great outdoors and small town charm

Enjoy your second day in Stowe by exploring the town’s rich history, along with its excellent shopping opportunities. The mountain resorts provide amazing spas that allow you to relax in the calming nature.

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Stowe, VT

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Stowe, Vermont, New England in Fall
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Explore the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Leave Vermont and journey through the Green Mountains and onto the White Mountains in neighbouring New Hampshire. Jackson is famous for its numerous covered bridges; road-trippers may wish to cruise around the area in search of these charming structures. Mount Washington, the tallest mountain in the Northeastern States, dominates the area and is well worth a visit for epic views from its summit, which can be reached by car.

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Jackson, NH

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113 miles

Jackson, New Hampshire - Flume Gorge Covered Bridge
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Cruise northeast to the amazing Acadia National Park

Drive through New Hampshire on your way to Acadia National Park in Maine. Road-trippers have been drawn to Maine’s beautiful, rugged coast throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diverse landscape, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The National Park is home to many plants, animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today, visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

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Acadia NP

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220 miles

Acadia National Park, Maine
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A second day in the beauty of Acadia National Park

A full day to explore every corner of Acadia National Park. End your time in Acadia National Park by watching the sunset from the top of Cadillac Mountain. This is the highest point on the North Atlantic seaboard, where you can witness an impressive sunset over Maine below.

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Acadia NP

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Acadia National Park, Maine - The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
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From Acadia National Park to quaint Kennebunkport

Enjoy breakfast in Acadia National Park before heading south along Maine’s wonderful coastline to the picturesque small town of Kennebunkport, where you can taste one of their famous crab meals. Explore the quaint streets or simply bask in the sunshine on one of the beautiful beaches in this traditional New England fishing town.

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Kennebunkport, MA

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194 miles

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Two full days in historic and lovable Boston

Time to head south to Boston. The most historic part of the city is the North End. Famous for its cobbled streets, characterful churches and revolutionary past. If you’re visiting in the autumn, try to fit in a whale-watching trip. Boats depart regularly next to the excellent aquarium. Tonight, enjoy traditional New England hospitality in the North End with seafood or Italian. Both are superb!

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Boston, MA

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84 miles

Acorn Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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A second day to enjoy Boston's highlights

Discover more of Boston’s must-see places, including a stroll over the Longfellow Bridge at sunset, seeking out 17th-century gravestones, exploring some of Boston’s charming neighbourhoods like Beacon Hill and cheering on one of the city’s great sporting teams.

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Boston, MA

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Boston Skyline, Massachusetts, USA
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Cruise out to Cap Cod, via historic Plymouth

When the pilgrims got lost searching for New York, they happened across this patch of land and named it after the port they had departed from on the overside of the pond. Today, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Native Americans and the Pilgrims or visit a stunning replica of the Mayflower boat that carried them. Afterwards, take scenic Highway 6 out to Cape Cod’s Provincetown.

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Cape Cod, MA

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120 miles

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA - Plymouth Plantation
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The beautiful beaches and homes of Cape Cod

A summer home for the Kennedys, this 65-mile-long peninsula offers historic towns, fantastic seafood and wild sand dunes. Packed with visitors during the summer months, spring and autumn also offer enjoyable weather and a great experience for visitors. From your Cape Cod hotel or B&B, you can relax in the gorgeous coastal surroundings.

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Cape Cod, MA

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Lighthouse in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, New England trip
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Leave Massachusetts for Newport, Rhode Island

Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the coast of Rhode Island, which is filled with classic Colonial architecture that has been the centrepiece for several Hollywood films in recent decades. Newport, Rhode Island, is a perfect summer getaway for travellers who enjoy a perfect mix of quaint streets, coastal scenery and history.

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Newport, RI

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122 miles

Newport, Rhode Island - Historic Colourful Wooden House
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Small town New England at its best

After enjoying the morning and a long lunch in the beautiful town of Newport, you’ll then take a ferry over to Long Island and cruise down to The Hamptons.

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The Hamptons, NY

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250 miles

Newport RI - The Breakers Mansion
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See why wealthy New Yorkers love The Hamptons

The Hamptons are home to many of the East Coast’s rich and famous. Some of the mansions need to be seen to be believed – but this area also offers charming clapperboard cottages, historic windmills and adorable villages. Cruise around the leafy streets and enjoy great seafood lunches by the beach. The Hamptons make for a beautiful finish to this Ultimate New England road trip.

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The Hamptons, NY

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Hamptons, New York, USA - Houses

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I Add Extra Nights To The Road Trips?

Not a problem. If you are lucky enough to have extra time to explore more places or add more rest days, then just let us know and we’ll adjust your trip to match your preferred timescale.

Must I Have Travel Insurance?

We strongly advise that you purchase travel insurance for your holiday to cover you against medical expenses, theft and other financial costs. Should you need to cancel before travelling, some insurance policies may pay out for any loss of funds that have been paid to us and which cannot be refunded under our cancellation policy.

Can I Do A One-Way Rental?

Many of our trips have a different end destination than the starting point, so this is not a problem. Please note a fee sometimes applies for one-way rentals between other regions or states, which will be paid to the supplier directly when collecting the vehicle. We’ll endeavour to inform you of this charge within your quote.

Am I Limited To Certain Hotels Or Chains?

No, far from it. We work with a range of properties from 3* to 5*, so we can adapt the trip to match most budgets. We have access to rooms in more than 800 hotels, motels, lodges and B&Bs across North America.

How Old Do I Need To Be?

The minimum age to rent a car is 21 in the United States or Canada, although, in addition, any drivers under 25 years of age will generally incur a surcharge.

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