9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Boothbay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Boothbay

Boothbay ©
Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Boothbay: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol), Owls Head Transportation Museum (in Owls Head) and Camden (Uncle Willy's Candy Shoppe & Mount Battie). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, head off the coast to Cabbage Island, and explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boothbay trip planner.

Washington DC to Boothbay is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Boothbay at 73°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camden, Cabbage Island, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport) and Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Portland Observatory, and kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner.

Drive from Boothbay to Portland in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Portland Head Light, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Nubble Lighthouse, Old Orchard Beach
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
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. Go for a jaunt from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor to see Schoodic Point about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, look for gifts at Naturalist's Notebook, and don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor road trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Portland in June, you will find days in Bar Harbor are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Azalea Garden, Naturalist's Notebook, Schoodic Point
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Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

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