13 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Boothbay Harbor
— 4 nights
— 4 nights


Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 4 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

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Kansas City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of tram, train, bus, taxi, and car. Traveling from Kansas City to Bar Harbor, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Boothbay Harbor — 4 nights

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Bath (South End Dog Park & Maine Maritime Museum), Project Puffin Visitor Center (in Rockland) and Camden (Camden Hills State Park, Mount Battie, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, contemplate the long history of The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and stop by Hussey's General Store.

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Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
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Portland — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Kennebunkport (Walker's Point, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, &more), Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more) and Nubble Lighthouse (in York). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

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Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
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Maine travel guide

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.