9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Detroit

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and trek along Ocean Path.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor visit planning app .

Detroit to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Detroit in December since evenings lows in Bar Harbor dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, Schoodic Point, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Schoodic Peninsula ©
Schoodic Peninsula

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit) and Kancamagus Highway (in North Conway). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, take a stroll through Old Port, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, and sample the fine beverages at Maine Craft Distilling.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland sightseeing app .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, Marginal Way Walkway, Portland Head Light, Kancamagus Highway
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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