6 days in Maine Itinerary

6 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Precipice Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shore Path, and take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bar Harbor, use our trip itinerary maker.

Joplin to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Joplin in September: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then go for a walk through Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Portland day trip app.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.