3 days in Maine Itinerary

3 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Fly

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Portland — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Maine Foodie Tours. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): learn the secrets of beer at Maine Foodie Tours, then sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Casco Bay. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, take a memorable drive along Coastal Highway U.S. 1, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Shipyard Brewing Company, and finally learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works.

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

Pittsburgh to Portland is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in May; daily highs in Portland reach 64°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 1 night

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Egg Rock Light and then take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor itinerary maker.

Drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. May in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

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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