I am planning a holiday to New England for about three weeks this Autumn. Am I early enough to book accommodation at the lower end of the price scale, and If I'm not, how early should I think about booking for next year?
We like travelling by train and bus/coach whenever possible. My plans - nothing booked yet so I can be flexible - are to have a week or so in Rhode Island and then to travel into North Vermont for the foliage. White Rock, Montpelier and Burlington all look possible rail destinations, then we will hire a car, then return to Boston by train/coach.
1. The Amtrak site shows trains from Providence to Vermont via New Haven but that takes about nine hours. Is there any way we can do this journey by train or coach, hopefully via Boston, in a shorter time?
2. Montpelier Burlington or White Rock are all possible rail stations. Can we rent cars from any of these places? I have looked on websites but can't find anything. Perhaps I'm just looking in the wrong places. I would particularly like to be able to collect and return to different locations.
Any help/ suggestions would be much appreciated please.