3 days in Maine Itinerary

3 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine travel route planner

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art and then visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway and then enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary maker app.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Portland to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

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Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Maine travel guide

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.