11 days in Maine, Provincetown & Hyannis Itinerary

11 days in Maine, Provincetown & Hyannis Itinerary

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11 days in Maine, Provincetown & Hyannis Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Kennebunkport
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Camden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Provincetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hyannis
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Washington DC


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Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. On the 4th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Compliments, then admire the masterpieces at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally stop by Scalawags Pet Boutique.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kennebunkport trip planner .

Washington DC to Kennebunkport is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Kennebunkport reach 81°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ogunquit
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Museum of American Art ©
Ogunquit Museum of American Art

2
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, then visit a coastal fixture at Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Acadia National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kennebunkport in July: highs in Bar Harbor hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse ©
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

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Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Visit Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Farnsworth Art Museum for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Owls Head Transportation Museum and Cellardoor Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Camden side-trips: Boothbay Region Land Trust (in Boothbay Harbor) and Reid State Park (in Georgetown). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, do a tasting at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, and look for gifts at The Smiling Cow.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Camden trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Camden are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Owls Head Transportation Museum, Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Farnsworth Art Museum, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Reid State Park
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

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Provincetown

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then examine the collection at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Commercial Street, browse the collection at Provincetown Library, then kick back and relax at Herring Cove Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Race Point Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Provincetown trip planner .

You can fly from Camden to Provincetown in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Camden in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Provincetown, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Hyannis.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

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Hyannis

Hyannis ©
"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at John F Kennedy Hyannis Museum, see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, steep yourself in history at Plymouth Rock, then contemplate the long history of Mayflower II, then get a taste of the local shopping with McDermott Glass Studio, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape Cod Beer. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach, take in the waterfront at Chatham Pier and Fish Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at West Dennis Beach, and finally wander the streets of Main Street Hyannis.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyannis trip builder app .

Drive from Provincetown to Hyannis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyannis

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandwich, Plymouth, Nauset Beach, West Dennis Beach, Chatham Pier and Fish Market
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Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

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