8 days in New England Itinerary

8 days in New England Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 day
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Ogunquit
— 1 night
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Boston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hyannis
— 1 night
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 day
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Bar Harbor is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in August: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 75°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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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 2nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ogunquit trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
When in Boston, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Gloucester, approximately Gloucester away. There's still lots to do: walk around Boston Public Garden, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

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You can drive from Ogunquit to Boston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Boston. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hyannis.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Hyannis

— 1 night

Capital of Cape Cod

"The Capital of the Cape," Hyannis serves as Cape Cod's main transportation and commercial hub.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, and then contemplate the long history of Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyannis trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Boston to Hyannis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Hyannis can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Hyannis

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, take in the local highlights with Rhode Island Red Food Tours, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Cliff Walk, then examine the collection at The Breakers, and then see the interesting displays at Newport Car Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Newport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hyannis to Newport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Newport, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Newport

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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