19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

19 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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Boston
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Salem
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Gloucester
— 4 nights
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Kennebunkport
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Freeport
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Rockland
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
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Boston — 2 nights

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've added North End, Cocktails & Cannoli, New England Holocaust Memorial, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sat), join in the after-dark buzz at Cocktails & Cannoli, appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial, contemplate the long history of Bunker Hill Monument, get thoroughly spooked out with Salem Walking Tours, then wander the streets of North End, and finally steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Old State House, wander the streets of Back Bay, then admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Island.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Boston sightseeing website.

Bel Air to Boston is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Salem.
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Salem — 1 night

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
You've added Old Burying Point Cemetery, Fivehands Curiosity Shoppe, Haunted Dinner Theater, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get a taste of local nightlife at Hocus Pocus Tours, take in a show at Haunted Dinner Theater, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fivehands Curiosity Shoppe, then stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of The Jeremiah Lee Mansion, and finally learn insider's secrets on Salem Food Tours. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Saugus Iron Works, contemplate the long history of The Custom House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pickering Wharf.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salem road trip planning site.

Drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Salem are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Gloucester.
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Gloucester — 4 nights

The still waters off the Gloucester shore are immortalized in paintings and prints produced by the hundreds of artists who visit this town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Taste Newburyport Food Tour, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marini Farm, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House and Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Eastern Point Lighthouse and The House of the Seven Gables will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: Marblehead (Old Burial Hill, Chandler Hovey Park, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Stage Fort Park and Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, don't miss a visit to Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial, and get up close to creatures of the deep with 7 Seas Whale Watch.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gloucester itinerary builder site.

Gloucester is just a short distance from Salem. In August in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kennebunkport.
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Kennebunkport — 1 day

Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get to know the fascinating history of Parson's Way.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kennebunkport trip builder site.

Getting from Gloucester to Kennebunkport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gloucester in August, Kennebunkport is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portland.
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Portland — 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Mon), look for gifts at Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine, explore the different monuments and memorials at Eastern Cemetery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland online route planner.

Getting from Kennebunkport to Portland by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Portland sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Freeport.
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Freeport — 3 nights

Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Visit First Parish Church and Seguin Island and Lighthouse for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park and Winslow Memorial Park Camping and Public Beach. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Skolfield-Whittier House, revel in the low prices at Freeport Shopping Outlets, and relax in the rural setting at Wolfe's Neck Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Freeport day trip app.

Freeport is very close to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to Rockland.
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Rockland — 3 nights

Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rockland Breakwater Light and High Street Historic District. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cellardoor Winery and Buoy Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Maine Lighthouse Museum and see what you can catch with A Morning In Maine.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rockland road trip website.

Getting from Freeport to Rockland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In August in Rockland, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 1 night

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Egg Rock Light.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rockland to Bar Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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