9 days in Augusta, Boston & Bar Harbor Itinerary

9 days in Augusta, Boston & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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9 days in Augusta, Boston & Bar Harbor Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
— 1 night
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Bar Harbor
— 4 nights
shuttle + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City


Augusta ©
Augusta is the capital of the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Rockland Breakwater Light and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. Let the collections at Maine Maritime Museum and Owls Head Transportation Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Augusta to Boothbay Harbor to see Cabbage Island about 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Maine State Museum and grab your bike and head to Kennebec River Rail Trail.

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New York City to Augusta is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Augusta at 78°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Augusta

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Rockland Breakwater Light, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Kennebec River Rail Trail, Maine Maritime Museum, Cabbage Island
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Maine State Museum ©
Maine State Museum
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Maine Maritime Museum ©
Maine Maritime Museum


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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The House of the Seven Gables and then appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial.

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Getting from Augusta to Boston by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Augusta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boston, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boston

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

The House of the Seven Gables
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The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ©
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
New England Holocaust Memorial ©
New England Holocaust Memorial

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Abbe Museum and St. Saviour's Church :. Get outdoors at Beehive Trail and Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, and stroll through Ocean Path.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to Bar Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in August, expect Bar Harbor to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

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