9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Train to Wells
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Wells
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kennebunkport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Wells — 2 nights

Wells is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kennebunk Beach as well as Allagash Brewing Company. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, then kick back and relax at Kennebunk Beach, and then kick back and relax at Gooch's Kennebunk Beach. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Chase Farms and then enjoy the sand and surf at Drakes Island Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wells holiday maker.

San Francisco to Wells is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Wells, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Wells to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kennebunkport.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Kennebunkport — 3 nights

Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Compliments, stop by Scalawags Pet Boutique, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Mother's Beach, and finally play a few rounds at Cape Arundel Golf Club. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Cottage Breeze Day Spa & Boutique, then get to know the fascinating history of Parson's Way, then sample the tasty concoctions at Dirigo Brewing Company, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Banded Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kennebunkport online itinerary planner.

Kennebunkport is very close to Wells. In July, daily temperatures in Kennebunkport can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.
Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Portland — 2 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mackworth Island and East End Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Portland Breakwater Lighthouse and Maine Mead Works. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Willard Beach, hike along Back Cove Trail, stroll the grounds of Eastern Cemetery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bissell Brothers Brewing Company.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kennebunkport to Portland takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 1 night

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, then trek along Bar Island Trails, and finally look for gifts at Christmas Spirit Shop.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor vacation builder tool.

Getting from Portland to Bar Harbor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.