7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip itinerary planner

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Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Wilkes-Barre

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and finally don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor tour itinerary planner.

Wilkes-Barre to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Wilkes-Barre in December, expect Bar Harbor to be little chillier, temps between 36°F and 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Spas

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 29th (Tue), look for gifts at Eventide Specialties, then shop like a local with Abacus Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and finally get into the urban bustle at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 20°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Shopping · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Portland

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Kennebunkport (Mast Cove Gallery, Walker's Point, &more), Owls Head Transportation Museum (in Owls Head) and Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery (in Union). And it doesn't end there: learn insider's secrets on The Maine Brew Bus, look for gifts at L.L. Bean Factory Store, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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.