9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Cape Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Cape Elizabeth

Cape Elizabeth ©
Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Portland Head Light has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cape Elizabeth trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Cape Elizabeth is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Cape Elizabeth at 62°F and lows at 43°F. On the 9th (Wed), you're off toPortland.

Things to do in Cape Elizabeth

Museums
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Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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.
Acadia National Park has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach). There's more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery and visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Portland online journey planner .

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Portland to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 43°F. You will leave for Acadia National Park on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Acadia National Park, Nubble Lighthouse
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Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

3
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cadillac Mountain. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and then identify plant and animal life at Indian Point Blagden Preserve. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, then explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, and then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park online trip maker .

You can drive from Portland to Acadia National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Indian Point Blagden Preserve
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

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