6 days in Maine Itinerary

6 days in Maine Itinerary

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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
— 1 night


Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Sand Beach and then explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park trip planner.

Melville to Acadia National Park is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melville in July; daily highs in Acadia National Park reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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 20th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mount Desert Island Oceanarium, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor planning app.

Bar Harbor is very close to Acadia National Park. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Boothbay Harbor — 1 night

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 21st (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and then contemplate the long history of The Wilson Memorial Chapel. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Cabbage Island, go for a walk through Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then get outside with Cap'n Fish's Cruises.

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Drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Ogunquit — 1 night

Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 23rd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Portsmouth Historical Society's Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center.

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Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. July in Ogunquit sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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.