8 days in Maine & Newport Itinerary

8 days in Maine & Newport Itinerary

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8 days in Maine & Newport Itinerary

New York City
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Newport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
New York City

2
days
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Saviour's Episcopal Church and then stop by Quietside Cafe & Ice Cream Shop. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Acadia National Park travel itinerary planner.

New York City to Acadia National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Acadia National Park reach 46°F and lows reach 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Quietside Cafe & Ice Cream Shop
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Mount Desert Island
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

1
day
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ogunquit travel planner.

Getting from Acadia National Park to Ogunquit by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Newport.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

3
days
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Get out of town with these interesting Newport side-trips: Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth), Sandwich (Hoxie House, Heritage Museums & Gardens, & more) and Plymouth (Plimoth Plantation & Plymouth Rock). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Breakers, take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, and get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Newport custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in November, Newport is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandwich, Plymouth, Shining Sea Bikeway
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens

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