8 days in New England Itinerary

8 days in New England Itinerary

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8 days in New England Itinerary

Start: Dayton
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Plymouth
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Rockland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
End: Dayton

1
night
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Flume Gorge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln sightseeing planner .

Dayton to Lincoln is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dayton in July, expect little chillier with lows of 57°F in Lincoln. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Franconia
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach

1
night
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Pilgrim Hall Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Hill, then get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, and finally make a trip to Plymouth Rock.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Plymouth planning website .

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Plymouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Plymouth, with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Plymouth

Museums Historic Sites
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Pilgrim Hall Museum ©
Pilgrim Hall Museum
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Burial Hill ©
Burial Hill

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Boston Public Garden, Fenway Park and Museum of Fine Arts. On the 19th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail and then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Boston trip planning website .

Getting from Plymouth to Boston by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rockland.

Things to do in Boston

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

1
night
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, look for gifts at Maine State Prison Store, then see the interesting displays at Sail Power and Steam Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Sandy Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rockland trip builder tool .

Getting from Boston to Rockland by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Boston in July, with highs in Rockland at 74°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Maine State Prison Store
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Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Sail Power and Steam Museum ©
Sail Power and Steam Museum
Maine State Prison Store ©
Maine State Prison Store

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Ship Harbor Nature Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Eagle Lake Acadia National Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Rockland to Bar Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park ©
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park

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