9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
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Portland — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach, Perkins Cove, &more) and Nubble Lighthouse (in York). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and look for gifts at Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary maker site.

Dallas to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Dallas in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Portland: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.
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Boothbay Harbor — 1 night

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 1st (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, take in the pleasant sights at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor road trip planner.

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. In September, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 4 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bar Harbor: Mount Battie (in Camden) and Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, stroll through Shore Path, and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Maine travel guide

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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.
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