9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  8​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and finally hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, then admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor road trip planning app .

Atlanta to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta in June, things will get little chillier in Bar Harbor: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, & more) and St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary builder website .

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 June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boothbay.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Portland Head Light, Old Orchard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

3
nights
Boothbay

Boothbay ©
Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Boothbay: Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse & The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam), Rockland (Farnsworth Art Museum & Rockland Breakwater Light) and Mount Battie (in Camden). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, and contemplate the long history of The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boothbay trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Portland to Boothbay by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Boothbay are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boothbay

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rockland, Bristol, Mount Battie, Cabbage Island, Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

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