9 days in Rhode Island, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

9 days in Rhode Island, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

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Newport — 2 nights

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
You've now added Rhode Island Red Food Tours to your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cliff Walk, admire the landmark architecture of The Elms, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Drive Historic District, and steep yourself in history at Fort Adams State Park.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Newport trip planner.

Indianapolis to Newport is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in June; daily highs in Newport reach 73°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lincoln.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Lincoln — 3 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
You've now added Flume Gorge to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Lincoln: Kancamagus Highway (in North Conway), West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness) and Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (in Loudon). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bretton Woods Canopy Tour and immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lincoln route site.

You can drive from Newport to Lincoln in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Newport in June, plan for little chillier nights in Lincoln, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Ogunquit — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cap'n Fish's Cruises. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): catch all the local highlights with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit route planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to Ogunquit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Ogunquit sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then examine the collection at Maine Granite Industry Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in June, expect nights in Bar Harbor to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Rhode Island travel guide

Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.

New Hampshire travel guide

Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Maine travel guide

Beaches · Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.