7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

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

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for parks, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, see the interesting displays at Maine Granite Industry Museum, and stroll through Shore Path.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor online trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 17th (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises and then go for a walk through Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Portland

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and sample the fine beverages at Maine Craft Distilling.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Portland tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

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.