17 days in Maine Itinerary

17 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 5 nights
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Seal Cove
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
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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 Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Kennebunkport (Seashore Trolley Museum, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, look for gifts at Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maine Craft Distilling.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portland trip maker website.

Boston to Portland is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Portland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 5 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Boothbay Harbor side-trips: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol), Camden (Camden Hills State Park & Mount Battie) and Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, stroll through Boothbay Region Land Trust, and visit a coastal fixture at Rockland Breakwater Light.

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Getting from Portland to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seal Cove.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Seal Cove

— 1 night
Tremont is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beech Mountain Trail and then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seal Cove travel website.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Seal Cove in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Seal Cove are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Seal Cove

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 6 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Catherine Hill Winery (in Cherryfield) and Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Frenchman Bay, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and hike along Gorham Mountain Trail.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary planning tool.

Bar Harbor is just a stone's throw from Seal Cove. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.