45 days in Canada & Maine Itinerary

45 days in Canada & Maine Itinerary

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Picton, Canada
— 5 nights
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Twillingate, Canada
— 2 nights
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St. John's, Canada
— 4 nights
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Gros Morne National Park, Canada
— 7 nights
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Baddeck, Canada
— 4 nights
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Lunenburg, Canada
— 3 nights
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Halifax, Canada
— 5 nights
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Bar Harbor, United States
— 5 nights
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Portland, United States
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Picton, Canada

Picton ©
Picton is an unincorporated community located in Prince Edward County in South Eastern Ontario, Canada, roughly 160 km east of Toronto. Change things up with these side-trips from Picton: Kingston (Kingston Waterfront, Canada's Penitentiary Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at A County Experience, learn about winemaking at Half Moon Bay Winery, walk around Sandbanks Provincial Park, and browse for treasures at The Local Store - PEC.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Picton trip maker.

Chicago, USA to Picton is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Picton at 66°F and lows at 53°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Twillingate.

Things to do in Picton

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
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Kingston Food Tours ©
Kingston Food Tours
Fort Henry National Historic Site ©
Fort Henry National Historic Site
Kingston Waterfront ©
Kingston Waterfront

2
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Twillingate, Canada

Twillingate ©
Twillingate is a town of 2,269 people located on the Twillingate Islands ("Toulinquet") in Notre Dame Bay. Step out of Twillingate to go to Gander and see Gander Heritage Memorial Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Long Point Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, view the masterpieces at Twillingate Gallery, and do a tasting at Auk Island Winery.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Twillingate trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Picton to Twillingate in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Newfoundland Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Picton in June: high temperatures in Twillingate hover around 57°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to St. John's.

Things to do in Twillingate

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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Long Point Lighthouse ©
Long Point Lighthouse
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Isles Wooden Boat Museum ©
Isles Wooden Boat Museum

4
nights
St. John's, Canada

St. John's ©

City of Legends

One of Canada's oldest cities, St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. John's: Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour (in Bell Island) and Lighthouse Picnics (in Ferryland). There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Signal Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Head Trail, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and have fun and explore at Johnson Geo Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. John's travel planner.

You can fly from Twillingate to St. John's in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June in St. John's, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gros Morne National Park.

Things to do in St. John's

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 3:
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Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill
Dolphin & Whale Watching

7
nights
Gros Morne National Park, Canada

Gros Morne National Park ©

Galapagos of Geology

A World Heritage Site and a major vacation destination, Gros Morne National Park offers a chance to discover a dramatic mountain landscape created by the process of continental drift.
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Gros Morne National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Tablelands, hike along Lookout Trail, don't miss a visit to Galliott Studios, and take in the dramatic natural features at Green Point.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gros Morne National Park road trip planning site.

You can fly from St. John's to Gros Morne National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gros Morne National Park can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Gros Morne National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 10:
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Gros Morne National Park ©
Gros Morne National Park
The Tablelands ©
The Tablelands
Lookout Trail ©
Lookout Trail

4
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Baddeck, Canada

Baddeck ©
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Breton Miners' Museum (in Glace Bay), Cape Breton Highlands National Park (in Ingonish) and Sydney Merchant Mariners Memorial (in Sydney). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, and take a memorable drive along Cabot Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Baddeck visit planning tool.

Fly from Gros Morne National Park to Baddeck in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Gros Morne National Park to Baddeck due to the time zone difference. In July in Baddeck, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Baddeck

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail

3
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Lunenburg, Canada

Lunenburg ©
An hour's drive from Halifax's international airport, Luneburg boasts both colorful buildings and a colorful history, as well as status as a World Heritage Site.
Lunenburg is known for museums, historic sites, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with Pleasant Paddling, savor the flavors at Ironworks Distillery, get to know the fascinating history of Lunenburg Historic District, and step aboard Bluenose II.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lunenburg trip maker app.

Drive from Baddeck to Lunenburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Baddeck in July: highs in Lunenburg hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Pleasant Paddling ©
Pleasant Paddling
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halifax: Peggy's Cove (Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, &more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Pleasant Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Halifax travel planning app.

Drive from Lunenburg to Halifax in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Halifax sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Halifax

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Picture Perfect Tours ©
Picture Perfect Tours
Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens

5
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Bar Harbor, United States

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bar Harbor: Rockland Breakwater Light (in Rockland), Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery, Winter Harbor 5&10, &more) and Mount Battie (in Camden). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and stroll through Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Halifax to Bar Harbor takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie

3
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Portland, United States

Portland ©

The Forest City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kennebunkport) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, gain some tasty knowledge on The Maine Brew Bus, don't miss a visit to United States Custom House, and sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Portland travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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