8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland
— 4 nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights



— 4 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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more), Tributary Brewing (in Kittery) and Nubble Lighthouse (in York). There's still lots to do: see the top attractions with The Maine Brew Bus, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Portland is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Portland, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in April, with highs in Portland at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, and then hike along Ocean Path. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip builder.

You can drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. April in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

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.