6 days in Maine Itinerary

6 days in Maine Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Wilkes-Barre


Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Popular historic sites such as Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and The Wilson Memorial Chapel are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boothbay Harbor: Bristol (The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam & La Verna Preserve) and Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island (in Bremen). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor online driving holiday planner.

Wilkes-Barre to Boothbay Harbor is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wilkes-Barre in July; daily highs in Boothbay Harbor reach 79°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 11th (Sun), steep yourself in history at St. Saviour's Church :, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor day trip planner.

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and 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 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip


— 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.
On the 12th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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.