14 days in Portland, Bar Harbor & Burlington Itinerary

14 days in Portland, Bar Harbor & Burlington Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Portland
— 9 nights
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Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Fly
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Burlington
— 2 nights

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Portland — 9 nights

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: Portsmouth Historical Society's Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center (in Portsmouth), Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Marginal Way Walkway) and Boston (Trinity Church, Boston Public Garden, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, head outdoors with Red Claws Basketball, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and stop by Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Portland. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Side Trips

Bar Harbor — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, trek along Bar Island Trails, and then stroll through Shore Path. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Chocolate Moose, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor planner.

You can drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Burlington.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Side Trip

Burlington — 2 nights

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Shelburne Museum and then trek along Stowe Recreation Path. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Burlington Bike Path and then walk around Waterfront Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Burlington trip planner.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Burlington in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Burlington can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips