7 days in Maine, Salem & Boston Itinerary

7 days in Maine, Salem & Boston Itinerary

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7 days in Maine, Salem & Boston Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Boston
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Acadia National Park. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and then look for gifts at The Christmas Vacation Shop.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip planner .

Salt Lake City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Bar Harbor, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, you will find days in Bar Harbor are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Cadillac Mountain
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Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

1
night
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 31st (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then stroll through Ogunquit Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit route builder website .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In October in Ogunquit, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Ogunquit

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): browse the exhibits of The House of the Seven Gables, then see the interesting displays at Peabody Essex Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum, and finally look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salem trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Ogunquit to Salem in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Salem when traveling from Ogunquit in October, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Salem

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and then admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Boston Common, then make a trip to Boston Public Library, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Boston journey maker .

Boston is just a short distance from Salem. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts

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