6 days in Portland, Bar Harbor & Boston Itinerary

6 days in Portland, Bar Harbor & Boston Itinerary

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6 days in Portland, Bar Harbor & Boston Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Memphis

1
night
Portland

Portland
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.
For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

Memphis to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Memphis in June, with highs in Portland at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Parsons Beach

2
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 19th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, then look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Portland in June, plan for little chillier days in Bar Harbor, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Cadillac Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then explore and take pictures at Fenway Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail and then explore the activities along Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boston online travel planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bar Harbor to Boston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Boston is a bit warmer than Bar Harbor - with highs of 76°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

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