8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Scalawags Pet Boutique (in Kennebunkport), Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit) and Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, and learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary planning website .

Newark to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Newark in July: high temperatures in Portland hover around 79°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, Portland Head Light, Marginal Way Walkway, Scalawags Pet Boutique, Popham Beach State Park
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): head off the coast to Cabbage Island and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Maine State Prison Store, then enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor route planning app .

Getting from Portland to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Boothbay, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine State Prison Store
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Cabbage Island ©
Cabbage Island
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust

3
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. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop, and take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Schoodic Point
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Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park

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