5 days in Maine Itinerary

5 days in Maine Itinerary

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


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 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and then grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor travel route builder website.

Newport News to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newport News in June, expect Bar Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, then admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and then kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Portland itinerary app.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.