8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Seal Cove
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Seal Cove
— 1 day
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Seal Cove

— 1 day
Tremont is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, see the interesting displays at Maine Granite Industry Museum, and then trek along Beech Mountain Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Seal Cove online tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Seal Cove is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Seal Cove: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Seal Cove

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, and finally hike along Precipice Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor driving holiday planner.

Bar Harbor is just a short distance from Seal Cove. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 13th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, then view the masterpieces at Abacus Gallery, then see majestic marine mammals with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, and finally stop by Eventide Specialties.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor trip app.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kennebunkport) and Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway & Perkins Cove). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on The Maine Brew Bus, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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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.