8 days in Maine, Niagara Falls & New Buffalo Itinerary

8 days in Maine, Niagara Falls & New Buffalo Itinerary

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8 days in Maine, Niagara Falls & New Buffalo Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Camden
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
New Buffalo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: New York City

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Tue), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip app .

New York City to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Portland hover around 62°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Portland Head Light, Marginal Way Walkway, Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

1
night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor travel planner .

Getting from Portland to Bar Harbor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Cadillac Mountain
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Camden trip app .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Camden sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Camden

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Farnsworth Art Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for parks, nature, casinos, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and don't miss a visit to Third Street Art Alley.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Camden to Niagara Falls takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. October in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to New Buffalo.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Goat Island ©
Goat Island

1
night
New Buffalo

New Buffalo is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. On the 22nd (Tue), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the New Buffalo trip itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from Niagara Falls to New Buffalo with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October in New Buffalo, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Buffalo

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Indiana Dunes State Park
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park

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