7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine visit planner

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

— 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, hike along Spring Point Shoreway, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, and finally learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Minneapolis to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Portland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Portland sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Rock Paper Scissors, stroll through Boothbay Region Land Trust, then shop like a local with Abacus Gallery, and finally take a stroll around Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor online trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

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 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shore Path, then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Camden

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co, learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, stop by Jacobson Glass Studio, then steep yourself in history at Penobscot Marine Museum, and finally examine the collection at Belfast Historical Society & Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Camden sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.