10 days in Maine Itinerary

10 days in Maine Itinerary

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10 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
End: Dayton

2
nights
Portland

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland journey app .

Dayton to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. August in Portland sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Popham Beach State Park, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Beth Condon Pathway, Nubble Lighthouse, Marginal Way Walkway
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Dirty Bird Pottery, then visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, then hunt for treasures at Boothbay Farmers' Market, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor attractions planner.

Getting from Portland to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Boothbay, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Cabbage Island ©
Cabbage Island
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 27th (Tue), stop by French & Brawn Market Place, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Camden trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Camden in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Boothbay Harbor in August, expect nights in Camden to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
French & Brawn Market Place ©
French & Brawn Market Place

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, look for gifts at The Christmas Vacation Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor route builder tool .

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Schoodic Point, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Asticou Azalea Garden
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

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