11 days in Old Orchard Beach & Rye Itinerary

11 days in Old Orchard Beach & Rye Itinerary

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11 days in Old Orchard Beach & Rye Itinerary

Start: Old Orchard Beach
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Old Orchard Beach
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Rye
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Old Orchard Beach

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Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Maine, United States. Attractions like Ogunquit Beach and Old Orchard Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Popular historic sites such as Marginal Way Walkway and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Old Orchard Beach: North Conway (Diana's Baths, Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, & more), Maine Wildlife Park (in Gray) and L.L. Bean Factory Store (in Freeport). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Popham Beach State Park, delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Eastern Promenade.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Old Orchard Beach trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Old Orchard Beach. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Rye.

Things to do in Old Orchard Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland, North Conway, Wells, Ogunquit, Funtown Splashtown USA
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Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach

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Rye

Rye ©
Rye is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. You've now added Granite State Whale Watch to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Strawbery Banke Museum, stop by Kittery Trading Post, then enjoy the sea views from Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Granite State Whale Watch. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Market Square, then explore and take pictures at Fort Constitution State Historic Site, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Crane Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rye sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Old Orchard Beach to Rye takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rye

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth, New Castle, Kittery Trading Post, Crane Beach
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Crane Beach ©
Crane Beach
Granite State Whale Watch ©
Granite State Whale Watch
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum