11 days in New England Itinerary

11 days in New England Itinerary

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11 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h
1
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Bangor
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Rock Park, then wander the streets of North End, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Boston road trip tool .

Washington DC to Boston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Boston hover around 75°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Red Rock Park
Highlights from your plan
North End ©
North End
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

2
nights
Portland

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 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery, and then cool off at Old Orchard Beach. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Old Port, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland itinerary site .

You can drive from Boston to Portland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Portland, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Old Orchard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 6th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Maine State Aquarium, visit a coastal fixture at Burnt Island Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Reid State Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and then head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Boothbay Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Reid State Park, The Wilson Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Maine State Aquarium ©
Maine State Aquarium
Reid State Park ©
Reid State Park
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Mount Battie has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, then wander the streets of High Street Historic District, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chestnut Street Baptist Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Camden visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Camden sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
High Street Historic District ©
High Street Historic District

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Mount Desert Island and Cadillac Mountain. Visit Egg Rock Light and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse for their historical value. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, and kick back and relax at Sand Beach.

Plan my day in Bar Harbor using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

2
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Stephen King's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): try to win big at Hollywood Casino, then appreciate the history behind Paul Bunyan Statue, then examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangor trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bangor

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum

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