19 days in New York City & Maine Itinerary

19 days in New York City & Maine Itinerary

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19 days in New York City & Maine Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + foot:  6​h 45​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Boothbay Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Portland
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Brussels

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ponquogue Beach and Cupsogue Beach County Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jenkinson's Boardwalk and Belmar Beach. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Amazing Olive in Port Jefferson, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, explore the wide array of goods at Century 21, browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, and look for gifts at Economy Candy.

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Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amazing Olive, Belmar Beach, Ponquogue Beach, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Jenkinson's Boardwalk
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Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
Belmar Beach ©
Belmar Beach
Jenkinson's Boardwalk ©
Jenkinson's Boardwalk

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Little Hunters Beach and Sand Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Echo Lake Beach and Mount Desert Island. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, trek along Beehive Trail, look for gifts at A Little Mad, and explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Bar Harbor in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Bar Harbor is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Little Hunters Beach ©
Little Hunters Beach
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 27th (Fri), look for gifts at The Blue Hill Wine Shop, then stop by Blue Hill Books, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Maine State Prison Store, look for gifts at Morse's Sauerkraut, then stop by Coyote Moon, and finally stop by Mainely Pottery.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Camden online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Belfast, Blue Hill, Maine State Prison Store, Morse's Sauerkraut
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Maine State Prison Store ©
Maine State Prison Store
The Blue Hill Wine Shop ©
The Blue Hill Wine Shop
Blue Hill Books ©
Blue Hill Books

4
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Popham Beach State Park and Granite Hall Store. Head to Tandem Glass Gallery & Studio and Pemaquid Craft Co-opfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boothbay Harbor: Bath Farmers Market (in Bath) and Reid State Park (in Georgetown). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Cabbage Island, stop by Maine Coast Book Shop & Cafe, and identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Camden to Boothbay Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tandem Glass Gallery & Studio, Pemaquid Craft Co-op, Bath Farmers Market, Popham Beach State Park, Granite Hall Store
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Cabbage Island ©
Cabbage Island
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Granite Hall Store ©
Granite Hall Store

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parson's Beach and Ogunquit Beach. Head to L.L. Bean Factory Store and Edgecomb Pottersfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Long Sands Beach (in York Beach) and Wells Beach (in Wells). It doesn't end there: take advantage of the amenities at Old Orchard Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Portland planner .

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

L.L. Bean Factory Store, Long Sands Beach, Old Orchard Beach, Wells Beach, Ogunquit Beach
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Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
L.L. Bean Factory Store ©
L.L. Bean Factory Store

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