10 days in Boston, Salem & Maine Itinerary

10 days in Boston, Salem & Maine Itinerary

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Boston
Drive
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Salem
— 1 night
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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Boston
— 2 nights

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Boston

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skywalk Observatory.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Boston journey planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Boston. In July in Boston, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums

Salem

— 1 night

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, and then get engrossed in the history at Salem Witch Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Salem day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Boston to Salem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Salem can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by Mainely Murders Bookstore.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ogunquit online trip planner.

Drive from Salem to Ogunquit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Salem in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ogunquit, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Shopping

Side Trip

Camden

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stop by Uncle Willy's Candy Shoppe, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Camden day trip tool.

Drive from Ogunquit to Camden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Ogunquit in July, plan for little chillier days in Camden, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of Bar Harbor to go to Winter Harbor and see Schoodic Point, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor vacation site.

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Portland

— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, don't miss a visit to Portland Observatory, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Orchard Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion, indulge your taste buds at The Maine Brew Bus, then don't miss a visit to United States Custom House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland day trip site.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Portland are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Granary Burying Ground, then get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Boston journey website.

Drive from Portland to Boston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Boston when traveling from Portland in July, with lows around 67°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
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.