16 days in Maine & Dallas Itinerary

16 days in Maine & Dallas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Seal Cove
— 1 night
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Dallas
— 4 nights

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor) and Catherine Hill Winery (in Cherryfield). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at Mount Desert Island Oceanarium, contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, and stroll through Shore Path.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary tool.

Dallas to Bar Harbor is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in September, things will get cooler in Bar Harbor: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seal Cove.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Seal Cove

— 1 night
Tremont is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 28th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, see the interesting displays at Maine Granite Industry Museum, and then stroll through Beech Mountain Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seal Cove day trip website.

Seal Cove is very close to Bar Harbor. In September, daily temperatures in Seal Cove can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Seal Cove

Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 3 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boothbay Harbor: Mount Battie (in Camden), Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Owls Head Transportation Museum (in Owls Head). There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on Cap'n Fish's Cruises and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Seal Cove to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. September in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Nubble Lighthouse (in York), St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Marginal Way Walkway). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, sample the fine beverages at Maine Craft Distilling, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland road trip website.

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Dallas

— 4 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Change things up with a short trip to Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in Fort Worth (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Dallas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Dallas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in October: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 82°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.6
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.