19 days in Maine Itinerary

19 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip itinerary planner
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
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Seal Cove
— 1 night
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Boothbay Harbor
— 5 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 6 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: Catherine Hill Winery (in Cherryfield) and Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and stroll through Precipice Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor day trip site.

Norfolk to Bar Harbor is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Bar Harbor is slightly colder than Norfolk - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seal Cove.
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Seal Cove — 1 night

Tremont is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 19th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Beech Mountain Trail and then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seal Cove route builder website.

Seal Cove is just a stone's throw from Bar Harbor. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.
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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: Rockland (Farnsworth Art Museum & Rockland Breakwater Light), Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Mount Battie (in Camden). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, examine the collection at Maine Maritime Museum, go for a walk through Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip planning tool.

Drive from Seal Cove to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. In September in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.
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Portland — 6 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: Kennebunkport (St. Ann's Episcopal Church & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, &more). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, look for gifts at Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, and wander the streets of Old Port.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Portland tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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