15 days in Maine, Boston & New York City Itinerary

15 days in Maine, Boston & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in Maine, Boston & New York City Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
3
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
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 Acadia National Park and Great Head Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park in Southwest Harbor (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and hike along Gorham Mountain Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bar Harbor is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Bar Harbor. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect nights in Bar Harbor to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Fine Arts and Old State House. Popular historic sites such as Walden Pond State Reservation and The Paul Revere House are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Provincetown (Long Point, Herring Cove Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Newbury Street, contemplate the long history of Otis House, and hike along George's Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner .

Fly from Bar Harbor to Boston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bar Harbor in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Boston: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Walden Pond State Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Long Point ©
Long Point
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Firenze Jewels. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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