New England vacations 2020 & 2021
Travel with confidence — our flexibility promise
If you’re planning to travel before May 2021, book by September 30th and we’ll give you the flexibility to cancel your trip and receive a full refund up to 7 days before you travel. See our flexibility promise for full details, as well as conditions for trips departing after this timeframe.
Driving is an easy way of getting around and, en route, you start to appreciate the different personalities of New England’s six constituent states. Land-locked Vermont boasts white clapboard churches and red-barn dairy farms. Lashed by the Atlantic, Maine feels wilder and conjures the landscapes of Andrew Wyeth’s paintings. New Hampshire, which only brushes the coast, features lakes and the White Mountains National Forest. Massachusetts has progressive Boston at its heart, and adjoining Rhode Island and Connecticut respectively lay claim to Gilded Age Newport and Yale University. Wherever your journey takes you, our New England specialists will meticulously plan it around your tastes and interests.
Suggested tours for New England
These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to New England could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
Why travel with Audley?
- 100% tailor-made tours
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Best time to visit
Our specialists advise on the best months to visit New England, including information about climate, events and festivals.
Practical tips for traveling to New England, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.
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New England in pictures
Our expert guides to traveling in New England
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to New England. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate New England at its best.
New England has beautiful scenery and a shoreline dotted with lighthouses and clapboard houses. The surrounding waters offer you the opportunity to spot whales and the pleasant roads mean it's particularly well suited to self-drive trips.
Boston offers a host of historical sites and cultural institutions, including the Revolutionary War history of the Freedom Trail and the ivied halls of Harvard University. But its cobblestone streets are compact and walkable, making it one of America’s most accessible cities.
Fall unfurls across New England like a patchwork quilt of scarlet, ochre, russet and gold. Specialist Alice suggests a route that will let you take in the region’s sleepy shore towns, granite mountains, clapboard villages and, of course, the vibrant foliage.
One-time resident Dawn suggests a self-drive route through New England. It allows you to take in the cobbled streets of Boston, the rocky Maine coast, the White Mountains, Vermont’s winding country lanes and the sandy shores of Cape Cod.
The US is so huge that it can be hard to narrow down your options when you’re planning a trip. We’ve drawn up a guide to helping you decide which regions to visit, depending on your individual interests.