8 days in New Jersey & Maine Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey & Maine Itinerary

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8 days in New Jersey & Maine Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Ogunquit
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rockland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape May Carriage Company and Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Emlen Physick Estate and Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, browse the different shops at Washington Street Mall, stop by Kona Surf Co., and learn about winemaking at Turdo Vineyards & Winery.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape May online attractions planner .

Newark to Cape May is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In July in Cape May, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lower Township, Kona Surf Co., Hawk Haven Vineyard and Winery, Cape May Point State Park
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Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
Emlen Physick Estate ©
Emlen Physick Estate

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit trip builder .

Drive from Cape May to Ogunquit in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cape May in July since evenings lows in Ogunquit dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ogunquit Museum of American Art ©
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church

1
night
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then stop by Maine State Prison Store, and finally explore the galleries of Farnsworth Art Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rockland trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Ogunquit to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in July, expect nights in Rockland to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Owls Head Transportation Museum, Maine State Prison Store
Highlights from your plan
Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine Lighthouse Museum
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbe Museum and St. Saviour's Church :. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: trek along Bar Island Trails, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, stop by Christmas Spirit Shop, and stroll through Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Rockland to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Azalea Garden
Highlights from your plan
Abbe Museum ©
Abbe Museum
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

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