6 days in Maine Itinerary

6 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine itinerary planner

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
Bus to Boston, Fly to Ottawa

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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, then admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, then kick back and relax at Sand Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

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Ottawa, Canada to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ottawa in June: highs in Bar Harbor hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Marginal Way Walkway and Old Orchard Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Maine State Aquarium (in Boothbay Harbor) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Portland Observatory, and visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Portland tour planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Portland, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

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.