8 days in Boston & Maine Itinerary

8 days in Boston & Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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Boston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive to Portland International Jetport, Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport

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Boston

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Fine Arts and Freedom Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Sandwich (Hoxie House, Heritage Museums & Gardens, &more) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, walk around Boston Common, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Boston day trip website.

Kalamazoo to Boston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in Boston are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get outside with Fisherman's Walk, then enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ogunquit journey planning app.

You can drive from Boston to Ogunquit in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ogunquit, with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then contemplate the long history of St. Saviour's Church :, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point, and then explore the activities along Frenchman Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor journey builder tool.

Getting from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in June, expect nights in Bar Harbor to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 10th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Wilson Memorial Chapel and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.