21 days in Boston, Maine & Minneapolis Itinerary

21 days in Boston, Maine & Minneapolis Itinerary

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Boston
— 4 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Greenville
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Greenville
— 2 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis
— 4 nights

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Boston — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester), Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth) and Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Boston Public Garden, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, and take a tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Boston online trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Boston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bar Harbor.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 4 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Go for a jaunt from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor to see Schoodic Point about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula, and take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Boston to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boston in August; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 75°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Greenville.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Greenville — 2 nights

Greenville is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. On the 16th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Moose Country Safaris and then get a dose of the wild on Lone Wolf Guiding Services. On the next day, explore the activities along Moosehead Lake and then see what you can catch with Dead River Expeditions.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Greenville trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bar Harbor to Greenville. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boothbay Harbor.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor — 3 nights

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg), Mount Battie (in Camden) and Swan Island Wildlife Management Area (in Richmond). There's lots more to do: see the top attractions with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor vacation planner.

Drive from Greenville to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Greenville in August: highs in Boothbay Harbor hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to York.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

York — 3 nights

York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. Explore York's surroundings by going to Kennebunkport (Seashore Trolley Museum & Boat Tours & Water Sports). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wells Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the York trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in York are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Minneapolis.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Minneapolis — 4 nights

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Step out of Minneapolis with an excursion to Baker Park Reserve in Maple Plain--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, get in on the family fun at Lego Imagination Center, don't miss a visit to Minnehaha Falls, and take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip builder tool.

Fly from York to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from York to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.