11 days in Maine & Boston Itinerary

11 days in Maine & Boston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Kennebunkport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boston
— 4 nights
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Sun), cruise along Park Loop Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and then trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Heart of Acadia Loop, then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park travel planner.

Dallas to Acadia National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Acadia National Park is 1 hour. In August, Acadia National Park is colder than Dallas - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 31st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor visit planner.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Boothbay Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory, then enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and then indulge your senses at The Maine Brew Bus.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Portland travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kennebunkport

— 2 nights
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Compliments, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach. On your second day here, get outside with Fisherman's Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Footbridge Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kennebunkport online visit planner.

Drive from Portland to Kennebunkport in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Kennebunkport, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boston.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Newport (Cliff Walk & The Breakers) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). There's still lots to do: walk around Boston Public Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, visit North End, and take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kennebunkport to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Boston when traveling from Kennebunkport in September, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · 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.