7 days in New England Itinerary

7 days in New England Itinerary

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7 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Portsmouth
Drive:  30​min
1
Ogunquit
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Nantucket
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Provincetown
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Portsmouth

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit route maker .

Portsmouth to Ogunquit is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Portsmouth in August, Ogunquit is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Sand Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Ocean Path and Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, cruise along Park Loop Road, and identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

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Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Ogunquit in August, expect nights in Bar Harbor to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Indian Point Blagden Preserve
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Otter Cliff ©
Otter Cliff
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Indian Point Blagden Preserve ©
Indian Point Blagden Preserve

1
day
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Sankaty Head Lighthouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Milestone Bog, then examine the collection at Whaling Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nantucket trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bar Harbor to Nantucket in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bar Harbor in August, Nantucket is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Museums
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Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum

1
night
Provincetown

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Race Point Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Provincetown tour itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Nantucket to Provincetown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

1
night
Lincoln

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lincoln trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Provincetown to Lincoln in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Provincetown in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lincoln, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Flume Gorge
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Zipline
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

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