9 days in Maine & New Hampshire Itinerary

9 days in Maine & New Hampshire Itinerary

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9 days in Maine & New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  9​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Franconia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Wells
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Newark


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2
nights
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 1st (Fri): look for gifts at Bar Harbor Popcorn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonderland Trail, then let the kids burn off some steam at Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park, and then hike along Flying Mountain Hiking Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planner .

Newark to Bar Harbor is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Newark in March, expect Bar Harbor to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°F and 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Southwest Harbor, Great Head Trail
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Eagle Lake Acadia National Park ©
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
Wonderland Trail ©
Wonderland Trail
Great Head Trail ©
Great Head Trail

2
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get your bearings at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, look for gifts at Ravenwood Curio Shoppe, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Gorge, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Gorge. On your second day here, stroll through Wildcat Mountain.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the North Conway online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to North Conway takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bar Harbor in March, with highs in North Conway at 52°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Jackson, Rocky Gorge, Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, Rocky Gorge
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Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center ©
Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
Wildcat Mountain ©
Wildcat Mountain
Rocky Gorge ©
Rocky Gorge

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nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 6th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, then examine the collection at New England Ski Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Bretton Woods. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cannon Mountain, and then don't miss a visit to Pollyanna of Littleton Statue.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Franconia holiday planning tool .

You can drive from North Conway to Franconia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in March, things will get little chillier in Franconia: highs are around 36°F and lows about 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wells.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bretton Woods at Mount Washington Resort, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, Pollyanna of Littleton Statue
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Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park
Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves ©
Cannon Mountain ©
Cannon Mountain

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Wells

Wells ©
Wells is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, then cruise along St. Anthony's Monastery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wells Reserve at Laudholm. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Short Sands Beach, snap pictures at Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Sands Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Wells online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Franconia to Wells takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Wells can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wells

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

York Beach, St. Anthony's Monastery, Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods
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Wells Reserve at Laudholm ©
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach

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