10 days in Maine Itinerary

10 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine planner

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Make it your trip
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Schoodic Point. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and St. Saviour's Church :. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, trek along Gorham Mountain Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary planning site.

Cincinnati to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cincinnati in July: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 3 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cellardoor Winery and Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery. Visiting Cap'n Fish's Cruises and Cabbage Island will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boothbay Harbor: Mount Battie (in Camden), Haynes Gallery (in Thomaston) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Abacus Gallery, look for gifts at Eventide Specialties, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 nights

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 inner history buff will appreciate Marginal Way Walkway and Nubble Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Ogunquit Beach and Popham Beach State Park. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Wells Beach (in Wells), Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kennebunkport). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at The Maine Brew Bus, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, and sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip maker site.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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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.