9 days in New England Itinerary

9 days in New England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New England travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Boston, Ferry to Provincetown
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Provincetown
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 2 nights
Fly

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Provincetown

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the waterfront at MacMillan Wharf, then trek along Cape Cod Provincelands Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Beech Forest, Provincetown. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Island Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, then appreciate the history behind Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Province Lands Bike Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Provincetown vacation builder site.

Salt Lake City to Provincetown is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, you will find days in Provincetown are a bit cooler (63°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Provincetown

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Eagle Lake Acadia National Park, hike along Great Head Trail, then kick back and relax at Little Hunters Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, stroll through Bar Island Trails, then hike along Heart of Acadia Loop, then enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Provincetown to Bar Harbor in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Provincetown in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Bar Harbor, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Portland

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, and finally take a memorable drive along Ocean Ave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): hike along Eastern Promenade Trail, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then learn insider's secrets on The Maine Brew Bus.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portland visit site.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. May in Portland sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Adams National Historical Park, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then wander the streets of North End, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Halibut Point State Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll around Boston Common, and finally admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boston trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Boston, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips