9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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Drive
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Kennebunkport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Take a break from Kennebunkport with a short trip to Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, take a memorable drive along Ocean Ave, kick back and relax at Goose Rocks Beach, and stop by Scalawags Pet Boutique.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kennebunkport trip planner.

New York City to Kennebunkport is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kennebunkport, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

4
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor route planner.

You can drive from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

1
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Portland

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.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, then enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and then wander the streets of Old Port. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland road trip planning 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. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.5
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.