My husband and I will be concluding a tour of New England this October by spending 3 nights along the coast of Maine before flying home from the PORTLAND airport. We would like to spend some time in Kennebunkport area – shopping at Dock Square, dining in some waterfront restaurants, touring the coast /beaches, maybe visiting to Lighthouse Depot shop The other area we are very interested in is Cape Elizabeth because we want to spend time looking around the lighthouses and perhaps up to Freeport area.
We can’t decide whether we should just spend our 3 nights in Kennebunkport (considering the Beach House Inn) which would require driving one day to Cape Elizabeth for sightseeing, and our final morning to Portland airport for a noon flight . OR our second option would be to just spend 1 night in Kennebunkport, and then drive to Cape Elizabeth (considering the Inn by the Sea) and stay the final two nights there so we would be closer to sightseeing in the area before heading home from Portland Airport on our final morning.;
Our main Question is the ACTUAL Drive times between those areas the second week of October. Mapquest says it takes about 1 hour. We would need to make the drive to visit the Portland Light Lighthouse on a Thursday or Friday, - just not sure how much time it might take. When we drive to the airport, it would be a Saturday, -Our thought is that perhaps if the drive up to the Portland area is crowded, perhaps it might be beneficial to move to a different hotel the last 2 nights so we are closer to the airport and the Portland Lighthouse area.
Any suggestions of other places to stay that might be more central between these two points??