8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
York
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Houston

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.
On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, and then wander the streets of Old Port. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Old Orchard Beach and then get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary app .

Houston to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for little chillier days in Portland, with highs around 73°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

L.L. Bean Factory Store, Portland Head Light, Old Orchard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Shore Path and Cadillac Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads, and stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Portland in June, expect nights in Bar Harbor to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

2
nights
York

York ©
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. On the 25th (Tue), kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Parson's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kittery Trading Post, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read York trip planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to York in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in June: highs in York hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Kittery Trading Post, Parsons Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

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