10 days in Baltimore & Maine Itinerary

10 days in Baltimore & Maine Itinerary

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10 days in Baltimore & Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
train:  45​min
1
Baltimore
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Gettysburg National Cemetery) and Washington DC (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Air and Space Museum, & more). It doesn't end there: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Baltimore road trip planning app .

Washington DC to Baltimore is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Baltimore are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Washington DC, Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay), Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit) and St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery, enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Baltimore to Portland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Baltimore in August, things will get a bit cooler in Portland: highs are around 79°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Cabbage Island, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from Bar Harbor with a short trip to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Little Village Gifts.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cadillac Mountain, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Schoodic Point
Highlights from your plan
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Schoodic Peninsula ©
Schoodic Peninsula
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

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