7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

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7 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Denver

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of Bar Harbor with an excursion to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor itinerary maker tool .

Denver to Bar Harbor is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bar Harbor: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Schoodic Point
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit), St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport) and Seguin Island and Lighthouse (in Bath). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery, enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay, Seguin Island and Lighthouse, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Cabbage Island
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

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