7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip planner

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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive to Rockland, Fly to Salt Lake City


Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): head off the coast to Damariscove Island, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maine State Aquarium, then stop by Dirty Bird Pottery, and finally head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor day trip site.

Salt Lake City to Boothbay Harbor is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Boothbay Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 4 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Step out of the city life by going to Cadillac Mountain and Park Loop Road. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sand Beach and Carriage Roads. Step out of Acadia National Park with an excursion to Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Seal Harbor--about 2h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, hike along Great Head Trail, stroll through Bubble Rock, and get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Acadia National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Acadia National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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.