8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland
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Portland
— 1 night
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bangor
— 1 night
Fly

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Portland

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Greenbelt Walkway, then steep yourself in history at Fort Preble, then look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Point Shoreway, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, Portland is slightly colder than Pittsburgh - with highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 12th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Boothbay Railway Village, explore the historical opulence of Castle Tucker, browse the exhibits of Nickels-Sortwell House, then look for gifts at Eventide Specialties, and finally view the masterpieces at Abacus Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll around Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, visit a coastal fixture at Burnt Island Lighthouse, then get a taste of the local shopping with Georgetown Pottery, and finally make a trip to Doubling Point Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor route site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Boothbay Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. June in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at St. Saviour's Church : and George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History. Explore hidden gems such as Bar Island Trails and Agamont Park. There's much more to do: trek along Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, get outside with Dorr Mountain, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Eagle Lake Acadia National Park.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Boothbay Harbor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bar Harbor, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Bangor

— 1 night
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll through Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail, grab your bike and head to Penobscot River Walkway, then stop by Tea Maineia, then do a tasting at Winterport Winery, and finally browse the different shops at Bangor Mall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangor route planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Bar Harbor, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bangor, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Outdoors · Wineries · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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.