14 days in Boston, Acadia National Park & Niagara Falls Itinerary

14 days in Boston, Acadia National Park & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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14 days in Boston, Acadia National Park & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Bolingbrook
Drive:  31​h
1
Boston
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Acadia National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Bolingbrook

4
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Fine Arts and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. Visiting Race Point Beach and Herring Cove Beach will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Boston to Provincetown to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through North End, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and browse the exhibits of New England Holocaust Memorial.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planning site .

Bolingbrook to Boston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bolingbrook to Boston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bolingbrook, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Boston, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Provincetown
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

3
nights
Acadia National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cadillac Mountain and Carriage Roads. Change things up with these side-trips from Acadia National Park: Wonderland Trail (in Southwest Harbor) and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse (in Bass Harbor). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Acadia's Birds, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, and stop by Manset Little Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Acadia National Park travel route builder website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Acadia National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boston in June; daily highs in Acadia National Park reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Visiting Cave of the Winds and Niagara Falls will get you outdoors. Visit Our Lady of Victory Basilica and Old Fort Niagara for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Niagara Falls: The Strong National Museum of Play (in Rochester), Hidden Valley Animal Adventure (in Varysburg) and Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park (in Buffalo). There's much more to do: try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip builder site .

Getting from Acadia National Park to Niagara Falls by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Acadia National Park in June, expect Niagara Falls to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Buffalo, Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, Old Fort Niagara, The Strong National Museum of Play, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

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