7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Portland
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally hike along Precipice Trail. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor online journey planner.

Springfield to Bar Harbor is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Bar Harbor is slightly colder than Springfield - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then walk around South End Dog Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, then look for gifts at Dirty Bird Pottery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and finally enjoy the sea views from Burnt Island Lighthouse.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Portland

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gritty McDuff's. On the 28th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Gritty McDuff's. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Portland Observatory, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.5
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.