15 days in Lake Placid, New England & Castile Itinerary

15 days in Lake Placid, New England & Castile Itinerary

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15 days in Lake Placid, New England & Castile Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Lake Placid
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
2
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Provincetown
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
4
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Castile
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get your game on at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, have some family-friendly fun at Boots and Birdies Miniature Golf, then look for gifts at Saratoga Olive Oil, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Eustace Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Saranac Lake, get in on the family fun at Adirondack Carousel, and then hike along Brewster Peninsula Nature Trails.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lake Placid trip builder.

Columbus to Lake Placid is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Columbus in June, expect Lake Placid to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Saranac Lake
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Adirondack Carousel ©
Adirondack Carousel
Saranac Lake ©
Saranac Lake
Boots and Birdies Miniature Golf ©
Boots and Birdies Miniature Golf

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll around Touro Park, get lost in a book at Redwood Library & Athenaeum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Purgatory Chasm, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Newport itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lake Placid to Newport in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Newport when traveling from Lake Placid in June, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Provincetown.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Middletown
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Third Beach ©
Third Beach
Redwood Library & Athenaeum ©
Redwood Library & Athenaeum

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nights
Provincetown

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.
Visit Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Doane Rock for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like First Encounter Beach and Head of the Meadow Beach. Explore Provincetown's surroundings by going to Salt Pond Visitor Center (in Eastham) and Church of the Transfiguration (in Orleans). And it doesn't end there: trek along Cape Cod Provincelands Trail, take some stellar pictures from Provincetown Causeway, contemplate the waterfront views at Provincetown Waterfront Memorial Park, and take a leisurely stroll along MacMillan Wharf.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Provincetown trip maker website .

You can drive from Newport to Provincetown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In June in Provincetown, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eastham, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Church of the Transfiguration, Head of the Meadow Beach
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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Head of the Meadow Beach ©
Head of the Meadow Beach
Cape Cod Provincelands Trail ©
Cape Cod Provincelands Trail

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nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

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.
Visiting Echo Lake Beach and Heart of Acadia Loop will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Indian Point Blagden Preserve and Pretty Marsh Picnic Area. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Jordan Cliffs Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Pemetic Mountain, stroll through Sieur de Monts Spring, and explore the striking landscape at Somes Sound.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Acadia National Park planning website .

Traveling by flight from Provincetown to Acadia National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Desert Island, Somes Sound
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Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Heart of Acadia Loop ©
Heart of Acadia Loop
Sieur de Monts Spring ©
Sieur de Monts Spring

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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 22nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Eastern Cemetery, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, sample the fine beverages at Maine Craft Distilling, then hike along Back Cove Trail, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at Maine Jewish Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bissell Brothers, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bissell Brothers Brewing Company, and finally stop by Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Portland route maker tool .

Drive from Acadia National Park to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors Parks
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Rising Tide Brewing Company ©
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Eastern Cemetery ©
Eastern Cemetery
Maine Craft Distilling ©
Maine Craft Distilling

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nights
Castile

Castile ©
Established in 1821 and named after a historical region in Spain, Castile is a town in Wyoming County with a neighboring village of the same name known for its rural lifestyle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Letchworth State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Jell-O Gallery Museum and Abbey of the Genesee. Take a break from the city and head to Beaver Meadow Audubon Center and Rushford Lake. Step out of Castile to go to East Bethany and see Rolling Hills Asylum, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Castile trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Portland to Castile with the Route module. While traveling from Portland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Castile, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Castile

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Abbey of the Genesee, Rolling Hills Asylum, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, Jell-O Gallery Museum, Rushford Lake
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Abbey of the Genesee ©
Abbey of the Genesee
Beaver Meadow Audubon Center ©
Beaver Meadow Audubon Center
Rushford Lake ©
Rushford Lake

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