22 days in New England Itinerary

22 days in New England Itinerary

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22 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Exeter
+2
Train + Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4​h 30​min
4
Nantucket
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Eastham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Newport
— 6 nights
+5
Bus + Foot + Train + Bus + Fly + Train:  14​h 45​min
End: Exeter

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Let the collections at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Whopaints Gallery capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rockland Breakwater Light and Carriage Roads. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor) and Catherine Hill Winery (in Cherryfield). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Asticou Azalea Garden, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor road trip tool .

Exeter, UK to Bar Harbor is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Bar Harbor is minus 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Winter Harbor, Acadia National Park, Asticou Azalea Garden, Catherine Hill Winery, Rockland Breakwater Light
Highlights from your plan
Rockland Breakwater Light ©
Rockland Breakwater Light
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at Farnsworth Art Museum and Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory. Owls Head Lighthouse and Belfast Historical Society & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Camden, make a side trip to see Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum in Port Clyde, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and make a trip to Curtis Island Light.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Camden travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Camden sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Owls Head, Cellardoor Winery, Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Marginal Way Walkway and Maine Maritime Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Allagash Brewing Company and Portland Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Wells Beach (in Wells), Kittery (When Pigs Fly Company Store & Tributary Brewing) and St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company and contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kittery, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Wells Beach, Strawbery Banke Museum, Maine Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Maine Maritime Museum ©
Maine Maritime Museum
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway

3
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Get some cultural insight at Cisco Brewers and Sankaty Head Lighthouse. Visit Brant Point Lighthouse and St Paul's Episcopal Church for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Great Point Light, tour the pleasant surroundings at Madaket Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nantucket United Methodist Church, and kick back and relax at Jetties Beach.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Portland to Nantucket in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Eastham.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Brant Point Lighthouse ©
Brant Point Lighthouse
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light

2
nights
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. On the 15th (Wed), get lost in a book at Provincetown Library, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach, then ponder the world of politics at Provincetown Town Hall, and finally kick back and relax at Marconi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Nauset Beach, and then kick back and relax at Coast Guard Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Eastham trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Nantucket to Eastham takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Eastham

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Provincetown, Marconi Beach, Nauset Beach, Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Highlights from your plan
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center ©
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach

6
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Explore hidden gems such as Lizzie Borden House and Heritage Museums & Gardens. Popular historic sites such as St. Mary's Catholic Church and National Monument to the Forefathers are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Newport: The Submarine Force Museum (in Groton), New Bedford (New Bedford Whaling Museum & Museum of Madeirian Heritage) and Elm Grove Cemetery (in Mystic). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Rosecliff, don't miss a visit to International Tennis Hall of Fame, contemplate the long history of Fort Adams State Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk.

Plan trip to Newport with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Eastham to Newport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sandwich, New Bedford, Fall River, National Monument to the Forefathers, Elm Grove Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House
New Bedford Whaling Museum ©
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Battleship Cove ©
Battleship Cove

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