7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

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7 days in Maine Itinerary

Belfast
Fly:  18​h
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
York
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
Belfast

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Commercial Street and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through Old Port, then see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, then take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, and finally explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner .

Belfast, UK to Portland is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Belfast to Portland. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Belfast in January: highs in Portland hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

#Museums, #Breweries, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Portland Head Light
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Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Old Port ©
Old Port

2
days
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 15th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, then look for gifts at FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, and finally stop by Christmas Vacation Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Rock & Art Shop and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Cadillac Mountain
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars ©
The Rock & Art Shop ©
The Rock & Art Shop

2
days
York

York ©
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, kick back and relax at Wells Beach, and then look for gifts at Kittery Trading Post.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the York holiday maker tool .

Getting from Bar Harbor to York by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in York

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Wells Beach, Kittery Trading Post
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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