9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Portland

— 2 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway & Perkins Cove), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kennebunkport). The adventure continues: gain some tasty knowledge on The Maine Brew Bus, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, stop by FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, and enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Portland online travel planner.

Atlanta to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in September; daily highs in Portland reach 73°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 3 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boothbay Harbor: Camden (Mount Battie & Curtis Island Light), Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Owls Head Transportation Museum (in Owls Head). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor journey maker site.

You can drive from Portland to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, approximately Winter Harbor away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Precipice Trail, contemplate the long history of St. Saviour's Church :, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.