9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boothbay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rockland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Bangor
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Seashore Trolley Museum and then stop by Len Libby Chocolates. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Portland Head Light, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Portland online visit planner .

Charlotte to Portland is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charlotte in July, with highs in Portland at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boothbay.

Things to do in Portland

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Seashore Trolley Museum, Portland Head Light, Len Libby Chocolates
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Seashore Trolley Museum ©
Seashore Trolley Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours
Len Libby Chocolates ©
Len Libby Chocolates

1
night
Boothbay

Boothbay ©
Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Boothbay Railway Village, then visit a coastal fixture at Burnt Island Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Boothbay online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Portland to Boothbay takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Boothbay are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rockland.

Things to do in Boothbay

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Boothbay Harbor
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Boothbay Railway Village ©
Boothbay Railway Village
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Burnt Island Lighthouse ©
Burnt Island Lighthouse

2
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, stop by Maine State Prison Store, then enjoy the sea views from Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockland vacation builder app .

You can drive from Boothbay to Rockland in an hour. When traveling from Boothbay in July, plan for slightly colder days in Rockland, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Owls Head, Maine State Prison Store, Mount Battie, Cellardoor Winery, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Frenchman Bay and Mount Desert Island. Abbe Museum and Little Village Gifts will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bubble Rock, steep yourself in history at St. Saviour's Church :, trek along Bar Island Trails, and explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rockland to Bar Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Whopaints Gallery, Bubble Rock
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Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails
Schoodic Peninsula ©
Schoodic Peninsula
Bubble Rock ©
Bubble Rock

1
night
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Orono Bog Boardwalk, and then see the interesting displays at Cole Land Transportation Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bangor tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Bangor are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orono Bog Boardwalk
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Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Orono Bog Boardwalk ©
Orono Bog Boardwalk

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