9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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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 a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Carriage Roads, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip builder website.

Washington DC to Bar Harbor is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Bar Harbor is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 8th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, then take in the exciting artwork at Abacus Gallery, then stop by Dirty Bird Pottery, and finally step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island.

Before you visit Boothbay Harbor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more). There's still lots to do: learn insider's secrets on The Maine Brew Bus, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and make a trip to Portland Observatory.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portland road trip planning app.

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Portland sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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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.