10 days in Maine Itinerary

10 days in Maine Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Winter Harbor
— Few hours
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Portland Breakwater Lighthouse as well as Casco Bay. On the 29th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light and then visit a coastal fixture at Portland Breakwater Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Portland trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Portland. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

few
hours
Winter Harbor

Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Winter Harbor route planner.

You can drive from Portland to Winter Harbor in 3.5 hours. In October in Winter Harbor, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. You'll set off for Bar Harbor on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes National Park Sea Kayak Tours as well as Schoodic Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, then add some adventure to your tour with National Park Sea Kayak Tours, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Path and then stroll through Sand Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online route builder.

Traveling by journey from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Northeast Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

2
nights

Northeast Harbor is a village on Mount Desert Island, located in the town of Mount Desert in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 4th (Sun), get interesting insight from Sea Princess Cruises, then take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Harbourside Drive, visit a coastal fixture at Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Somes Sound.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Northeast Harbor online driving holiday planner.

Northeast Harbor is just a short distance from Bar Harbor. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Northeast Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

3
nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Acadia National Park trip builder.

Acadia National Park is very close to Northeast Harbor. In October, daytime highs in Acadia National Park are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Maine travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.