7 days in New England Itinerary

7 days in New England Itinerary

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7 days in New England Itinerary

Toronto
Fly + bus:  4​h
Boston
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
Toronto

1
day
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 22nd (Sun), shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Boston is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Fenway Park

2
days
Portland

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Maine Maritime Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach and then kick back and relax at Wells Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portland sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Boston to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Portland. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Old Orchard Beach, Portland Head Light, Wells Beach, Maine Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old Orchard Beach
Portland Head Light
Wells Beach

3
days
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Carriage Roads and Ocean Path. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, look for gifts at Christmas Vacation Shop, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor vacation builder.

Getting from Portland to Bar Harbor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In July in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path
Kayaking & Canoeing
Thunder Hole

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