4 days in Maine Itinerary

4 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 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.
On the 10th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then sample the fine beverages at Maine Craft Distilling.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Newark to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark 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 Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with Cap'n Fish's Cruises and then go for a walk through Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor online travel route planner.

You can drive from Portland to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 13th (Wed), cruise along Park Loop Road and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive · 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.