8 days in New England Itinerary

8 days in New England Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Boston
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Sandwich
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h
End: Norfolk

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Freedom Trail and Trinity Church. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, stop by North End, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston journey planner.

Norfolk to Boston is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Norfolk in July: high temperatures in Boston hover around 83°F and lows are around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

1
night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to Bar Harbor in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Boston in July, things will get slightly colder in Bar Harbor: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cadillac Mountain
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
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 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ogunquit trip builder website.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Bar Harbor, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ogunquit, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at The Breakers, then don't miss a visit to Cliff Walk, and then cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Lizzie Borden House, then enjoy the sea views from Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Newport itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Newport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ogunquit in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Newport, with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sandwich.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lizzie Borden House, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Cliff Walk ©
Cliff Walk
Lizzie Borden House ©
Lizzie Borden House

1
night
Sandwich

Sandwich ©
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Hoxie House, then appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock, then steep yourself in history at Mayflower II, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Shining Sea Bikeway.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sandwich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Newport to Sandwich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Sandwich sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sandwich

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plymouth, Shining Sea Bikeway
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Mayflower II ©
Mayflower II
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock
Hoxie House ©
Hoxie House

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