34 days in Maine & Boston Itinerary

34 days in Maine & Boston Itinerary

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34 days in Maine & Boston Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
South Berwick
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Camden
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hancock
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Boston
— 10 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Auckland

6
nights
South Berwick

South Berwick ©
South Berwick is a town in York County, Maine, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Berwick: Cape Elizabeth (Portland Head Light & Fort Williams Park), Portland (Allagash Brewery, Portland Museum of Art, & more) and Tributary Brewing (in Kittery). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, take in the awesome beauty at West Rattlesnake Mountain, admire all the interesting features of Ocean Ave, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the South Berwick itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to South Berwick is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Auckland to South Berwick. Traveling from Auckland in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in South Berwick, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Camden.

Things to do in South Berwick

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, Kittery, Cape Elizabeth
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

5
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Camden: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay), Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Colby College Museum of Art (in Waterville). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, browse the exhibits of Farnsworth Art Museum, examine the collection at Maine Maritime Museum, and walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Camden trip planner .

You can drive from South Berwick to Camden in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Camden are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hancock.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Maine Maritime Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

4
nights
Hancock

Hancock ©
Hancock is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point & Whopaints Gallery), Bar Harbor (Land Bridge to Bar Island, St. Saviour's Church :, & more) and The Seal Cove Auto Museum (in Seal Cove). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Frenchman Bay, stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, and view the masterpieces at Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hancock itinerary planner .

Getting from Camden to Hancock by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Hancock

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Winter Harbor, Bangor, J&P's Farm, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

6
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, trek along Great Head Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Hancock to Acadia National Park in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mount Desert Island, Somes Sound
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Precipice Trail ©
Precipice Trail
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

10
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Plymouth (Plymouth Rock & Mayflower II), Sandwich (Sandwich Glass Museum & Heritage Museums & Gardens) and Newport (Cliff Walk, The Breakers, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, get your bearings at Boston Public Library, explore the galleries of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Boston driving holiday planner.

Getting from Acadia National Park to Boston by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Acadia National Park in November, expect Boston to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Salem, Newport, Sandwich, Plymouth
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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