8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Acadia National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Gloucester
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Portland

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and then admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portland attractions tool.

Charlotte to Portland is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Charlotte in June, with highs in Portland at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Portland Head Light
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

1
night
Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Acadia National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Acadia National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

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 15th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Uniques and Antiques, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Ogunquit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Acadia National Park in June: highs in Ogunquit hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 16th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Strawbery Banke Museum, look for gifts at The Salt Cellar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at North Hampton State Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth travel route planner.

Portsmouth is very close to Ogunquit. In June in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hampton Beach State Park, North Hampton State Beach
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Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
North Hampton State Beach ©
North Hampton State Beach
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum

1
night
Gloucester

The still waters off the Gloucester shore are immortalized in paintings and prints produced by the hundreds of artists who visit this town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Salem Witch Museum, then appreciate the history behind Fishermen's Memorial Monument, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gloucester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. June in Gloucester sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Gloucester

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Salem Witch Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Salem Witch Museum ©
Salem Witch Museum
Fishermen's Memorial Monument ©
Fishermen's Memorial Monument

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get lost in a book at Boston Public Library, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Granary Burying Ground, walk around Boston Common, then walk around Boston Public Garden, then don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and finally stop by North End.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip planner.

Drive from Gloucester to Boston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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