18 days in Maine & Nova Scotia Itinerary

18 days in Maine & Nova Scotia Itinerary

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18 days in Maine & Nova Scotia Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
+2
bus + Fly + foot:  5​h 30​min
1
Bar Harbor, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Boothbay Harbor, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ogunquit, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Greenville, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Wolfville, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Halifax, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: New York City, United States

5
nights
Bar Harbor, United States

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Otter Cliff and Precipice Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Bubble Rock and Beehive Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Atlantic Brewing Company, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, and take an in-depth tour of Abbe Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor itinerary planner.

New York City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bar Harbor: highs are around 69°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Otter Cliff ©
Otter Cliff
Frenchman Bay ©
Frenchman Bay
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor, United States

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Reid State Park and Popham Beach State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cabbage Island and Boothbay Harbor House of Pizza. Step out of Boothbay Harbor with an excursion to Maine Maritime Museum in Bath--about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maine Maritime Museum, Popham Beach State Park, Reid State Park
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Cabbage Island ©
Cabbage Island
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Maine Maritime Museum ©
Maine Maritime Museum

2
nights
Ogunquit, United States

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.
On the 12th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Short Sands Beach, look for gifts at Stonewall Kitchen, and then kick back and relax at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Footbridge Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ogunquit itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In September, daytime highs in Ogunquit are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

York, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
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Short Sands Beach ©
Short Sands Beach
Footbridge Beach ©
Footbridge Beach

3
nights
Greenville, United States

Greenville ©
Greenville is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Lily Bay State Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kineo. On the next day, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, look for gifts at Moosehead Lake Indian Store at Kamp Kamp, and then explore the activities along Moosehead Lake.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Greenville itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Greenville in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ogunquit in September, expect nights in Greenville to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wolfville.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Mount Kineo
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Moosehead Lake ©
Moosehead Lake
Lily Bay State Park ©
Lily Bay State Park
Mount Kineo ©
Mount Kineo

3
nights
Wolfville, Canada

Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100km northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Grand-Pré National Historic Site. When in Wolfville, make a side trip to see Burntcoat Head Park in Noel, approximately 1h 10 min away.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Wolfville travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Greenville to Wolfville in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Greenville to Wolfville due to the time zone difference. In September in Wolfville, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Wolfville

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Burntcoat Head Park, Grand Pre National Historic Site, River Rafting & Tubing, Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
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River Rafting & Tubing
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre ©
Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Burntcoat Head Park ©
Burntcoat Head Park

2
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Halifax, Canada

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and finally look for gifts at Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lawrencetown Beach and then kick back and relax at Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Halifax travel planner.

Traveling by car from Wolfville to Halifax takes 1.5 hours. September in Halifax sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, Lawrencetown Beach
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Lawrencetown Beach ©
Lawrencetown Beach

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