9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine travel route builder

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Portland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rockland
— 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, then learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip app.

Fort Wayne to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Gorham Mountain Trail and Precipice Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asticou Azalea Garden and Village Green. Take a break from Bar Harbor with a short trip to Wonderland Trail in Southwest Harbor, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, stop by Christmas Spirit Shop, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rockland

— 3 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Farnsworth Art Museum and Maine Lighthouse Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Owls Head Lighthouse and High Street Historic District. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockland: Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde) and Boothbay Region Land Trust (in Boothbay Harbor). There's still lots to do: stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rockland trip maker site.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rockland can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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.