7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
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Rockland
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Carrabassett Valley
— 1 night

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Portland

Portland ©

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Walker's Point and Victoria Mansion. Go for a jaunt from Portland to Kennebunkport to see St. Ann's Episcopal Church about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Len Libby Chocolates, sample the tasty concoctions at Shipyard Brewing Company, cruise along Coastal Highway U.S. 1, and enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portland road trip planning website.

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Portland reach 37°F and lows reach 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping

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Walker's Point ©
Walker's Point
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church

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Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockland route planning app.

Drive from Portland to Rockland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rockland sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 10th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, then hike along Ocean Path, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor journey builder site.

You can drive from Rockland to Bar Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carrabassett Valley.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

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Spas
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

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Carrabassett Valley

Carrabassett Valley ©
Carrabassett Valley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. On the 12th (Sat), tee off at Sugarloaf Golf Club and then stroll through Sugarloaf Mountain.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carrabassett Valley holiday planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bar Harbor to Carrabassett Valley. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bar Harbor in December, with highs in Carrabassett Valley at 26°F and lows at 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carrabassett Valley

Golf · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Golf Club ©
Sugarloaf Golf Club

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