10 days in Maine Itinerary

10 days in Maine Itinerary

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10 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Norfolk

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Rockland Breakwater Light. Get in touch with nature at Shore Path and Park Loop Road. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point & Whopaints Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, and take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip planner .

Norfolk to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Norfolk in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bar Harbor: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Winter Harbor, Acadia National Park, Rockland Breakwater Light, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Head to Owls Head Lighthouse and Ducktrap Bay Trading Cofor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Farnsworth Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Split Rock Distilling (in Newcastle) and Boothbay (Boothbay Farmers' Market & Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, and see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Camden trip planner .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Camden sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay, Owls Head, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Farnsworth Art Museum, Split Rock Distilling
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

3
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.
Get outdoors at Ogunquit Beach and Wells Beach. Head to L.L. Bean Factory Store and Abacusfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Marginal Way Walkway). There's lots more to do: stroll through Old Orchard Beach, see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, and visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Portland travel route app .

Getting from Camden to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, L.L. Bean Factory Store, Nubble Lighthouse, Old Orchard Beach, Portland Head Light
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Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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