6 days in Salem, Portland & Bar Harbor Itinerary

6 days in Salem, Portland & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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6 days in Salem, Portland & Bar Harbor Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Salem
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
Salem

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 7th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Fished Impressions and then take in the waterfront at Pickering Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

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Cincinnati to Salem is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Salem can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gloucester, Marginal Way Walkway
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Salem to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Old Orchard Beach
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Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

2
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and finally head off the coast to Mount Desert Island. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cadillac Mountain
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

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