11 days in Portland & Bar Harbor Itinerary

11 days in Portland & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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11 days in Portland & Bar Harbor Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Portland

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Kennebunk Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park and Jackson Falls. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Gooch's Beach (in Kennebunk), Reid State Park (in Georgetown) and St. Anthony's Monastery (in Kennebunkport). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Arethusa Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Prom Trail, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, and admire the majestic nature at Ferry Beach State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Portland. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kennebunkport, Reid State Park, Squam Lake, Fortunes Rocks Beach, Ferry Beach State Park
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Reid State Park ©
Reid State Park
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center ©
Arethusa Falls ©
Arethusa Falls

3
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the activities along Eagle Lake Acadia National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bar Island Trails, and then stroll around Agamont Park. On the next day, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, get a new perspective on nature at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then let little ones run wild at Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlantic Brewing Company.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip planner .

Drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Eagle Lake Acadia National Park ©
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails

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