15 days in New England Itinerary

15 days in New England Itinerary

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15 days in New England Itinerary

Asheville
Fly:  7​h
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Provincetown
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
Nantucket
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Plymouth
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Asheville

1
day
Portland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Portland Head Light.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online journey planner .

Asheville to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Portland Head Light, Old Orchard Beach
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Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Portland Museum of Art
Portland Museum of Art

3
days
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum and Maine Lighthouse Museum. You'll explore and learn at Owls Head Transportation Museum and Farnsworth Art Museum. Explore Camden's surroundings by going to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Owls Head Lighthouse (in Owls Head). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and make a trip to Curtis Island Light.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Camden trip planner .

Drive from Portland to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Camden: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rockland, Owls Head, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
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Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Farnsworth Art Museum
Farnsworth Art Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum

2
days
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 12th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Abbe Museum, kick back and relax at Sand Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor online route planner .

Getting from Camden to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse ©
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

3
days
Provincetown

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nauset Beach and Herring Cove Beach. Spend the 14th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Race Point Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown visit planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bar Harbor to Provincetown in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Provincetown can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Nauset Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nauset Beach
Nauset Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

3
days
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island 30mi south of Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Get a sense of the local culture at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum and Whaling Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Madaket Beach and Cisco Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Brant Point Lighthouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cisco Brewers, see the interesting displays at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, and look for gifts at Aunt Leah's Fudge.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantucket vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Provincetown to Nantucket takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Nantucket, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Plymouth.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Brant Point Lighthouse
Brant Point Lighthouse

2
days
Plymouth

Plymouth
Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Plimoth Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Plymouth Rock, and finally make a trip to Mayflower II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Sandwich Glass Museum, examine the collection at JFK Hyannis Museum, and then examine the collection at New Bedford Whaling Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Plymouth trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Nantucket to Plymouth in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Nantucket, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Plymouth, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plymouth

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandwich, New Bedford Whaling Museum, JFK Hyannis Museum
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Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Sandwich Glass Museum
Sandwich Glass Museum

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