4 days in Maine Itinerary

4 days in Maine Itinerary

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— 1 night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights


Portland — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, don't miss a visit to United States Custom House, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

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New York City to Portland is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Portland reach 79°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours · Nature
Side Trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get all the information you need at Acadia National Park Visitors Center, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Shore Path, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and then cruise along Park Loop Road.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip

Maine travel guide

Beaches · Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.