8 days in New England Itinerary

8 days in New England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New England travel route planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
2
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Provincetown
— 3 nights
Fly to White Plains, Train to New York City

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Portland — 1 night

The Forest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove, and then find something for the whole family at Funtown Splashtown USA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Old Port, then kick back and relax at Casco Bay, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Eastern Promenade Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Portland travel route planner.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in Portland: highs are around 79°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Acadia National Park.
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island — 3 nights

First Eastern 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.
Get in touch with nature at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead and Sand Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail and Gorham Mountain Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Bubble Rock, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Head Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Acadia National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Portland to Acadia National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Acadia National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Provincetown.
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Provincetown — 3 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Art's Dune Tours and Herring Cove Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coast Guard Beach and Long Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Eastham (First Encounter Beach & Nauset Light Beach). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Head of the Meadow Beach, take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, and trek along Cape Cod Provincelands Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Provincetown day trip planning site.

You can fly from Acadia National Park to Provincetown in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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