9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rockland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kennebunkport
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop and Little Village Gifts. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Echo Lake Beach and Little Hunters Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Wonderland Trail in Southwest Harbor (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: tee off at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlantic Brewing Company, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planner .

Washington DC to Bar Harbor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor
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Atlantic Brewing Company ©
Atlantic Brewing Company
Little Hunters Beach ©
Little Hunters Beach
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach

1
night
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then look for gifts at Maine State Prison Store, and finally learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rockland trip planner .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Owls Head, Cellardoor Winery, Maine State Prison Store
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Maine State Prison Store ©
Maine State Prison Store
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

1
night
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Dirty Bird Pottery, and then identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor journey builder app .

Drive from Rockland to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
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Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Dirty Bird Pottery ©
Dirty Bird Pottery
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Goose Rocks Beach and Ogunquit Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Footbridge Beach and Yummies Candy and Nuts. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mother's Beach, stroll through Kennebunk Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kennebunkport vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Kennebunkport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kennebunkport can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Yummies Candy and Nuts, Mother's Beach, Wells Reserve at Laudholm
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Wells Reserve at Laudholm ©
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Yummies Candy and Nuts ©
Yummies Candy and Nuts
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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