7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

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7 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Long Beach
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Cape Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Long Beach

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip planner .

Long Beach to Bar Harbor is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Long Beach in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bar Harbor: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cape Elizabeth.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

2
nights
Cape Elizabeth

Cape Elizabeth ©
Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Wood Island Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Two Lights State Park, and then walk around Fort Williams Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Sanctuary.

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Getting from Bar Harbor to Cape Elizabeth by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Cape Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cape Elizabeth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Biddeford Pool
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Fort Williams Park ©
Fort Williams Park
Two Lights State Park ©
Two Lights State Park
East Point Sanctuary ©
East Point Sanctuary

2
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.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Portland Observatory, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

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Portland is just a stone's throw from Cape Elizabeth. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

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