8 days in New England Itinerary

8 days in New England Itinerary

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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
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Brunswick
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Portsmouth

— 2 nights
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): hike along Salisbury Rail Trail, kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip builder site.

Albany to Portsmouth is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brunswick.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brunswick

— 2 nights
Brunswick is a town in Cumberland County in southern Maine, United States. On the 26th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, and then view the masterpieces at Abacus Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Popham Beach State Park, and then kick back and relax at Reid State Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Brunswick day trip planning site.

Drive from Portsmouth to Brunswick in 1.5 hours. July in Brunswick sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Brunswick

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Cadillac Mountain and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road, and kick back and relax at Sand Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor itinerary website.

Drive from Brunswick to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips