8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Philadelphia
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Philadelphia

2
days
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Abbe Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Saviour's Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light, then trek along Great Head Trail, and then explore the activities along Frenchman Bay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Acadia National Park itinerary maker.

Philadelphia to Acadia National Park is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Philadelphia in March, expect Acadia National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 39°F and 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Wonderland Trail
Abbe Museum
Wendell Gilley Museum

2
days
Camden

Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 12th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Fort Knox State Historic Site, browse the exhibits of Penobscot Marine Museum, and then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery. On your second day here, wander the streets of High Street Historic District, then enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, and then examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Camden travel planner.

Drive from Acadia National Park to Camden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Camden are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Penobscot Marine Museum, Cellardoor Winery, Maine Lighthouse Museum, Fort Knox State Historic Site, Owls Head Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Penobscot Marine Museum
Cellardoor Winery
Owls Head Transportation Museum

3
days
Portland

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Popham Beach State Park and Portland Breakwater Lighthouse. Visit Marginal Way Walkway and Mount Agamenticus for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Popham State Historic Site in Phippsburg (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, and learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portland travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in March, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

South Portland, Phippsburg, Mount Agamenticus, Marginal Way Walkway, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway
Popham Beach State Park
Mount Agamenticus

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