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 to Boston, Bus to Portland
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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.
To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary builder tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Portland is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, contemplate the long history of St. Saviour's Church :, then explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Maine travel guide

4.6
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.