8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine route planner

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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carrabassett Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Rockland
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Footbridge Beach and Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Cliff Walk (in York Harbor), Cottage Breeze Day Spa & Boutique (in Kennebunkport) and Short Sands Beach (in York Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Casco Bay, learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works, and walk around Bug Light Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Atlanta to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Atlanta in February, expect Portland to be cooler, temps between 35°F and 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Carrabassett Valley.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Carrabassett Valley

— 1 night
Carrabassett Valley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. On the 5th (Sat), play a few rounds at Sugarloaf Golf Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sugarloaf Mountain.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Carrabassett Valley trip planning website.

Getting from Portland to Carrabassett Valley by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in February, with highs in Carrabassett Valley at 24°F and lows at 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Carrabassett Valley

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Winter Sports

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Turrets Seaside Garden, walk around Agamont Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Before you visit Bar Harbor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Carrabassett Valley to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Bar Harbor is a bit warmer than Carrabassett Valley - with highs of 33°F and lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Spas

Rockland

— 2 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. On the 7th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse and then examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre and then pause for some photo ops at Andre the Seal Statue.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rockland trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rockland sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 16°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.