11 days in Maine Itinerary

11 days in Maine Itinerary

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11 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit), St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport) and Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, enjoy the sand and surf at Pine Point Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Point Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland tour planner .

Washington DC to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Portland at 79°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marginal Way Walkway, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Sandy Point Beach, Pine Point Beach, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 14th (Wed), head off the coast to Cabbage Island and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. On the next day, look for gifts at Dirty Bird Pottery, then enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Boothbay Farmers' Market, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor travel route website .

Drive from Portland to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough 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

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and then walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Belfast Historical Society & Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Pitcher Pond, then examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and finally look for gifts at Maine State Prison Store.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Camden trip planner .

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Camden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Boothbay Harbor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Camden, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Owls Head Transportation Museum, Maine State Prison Store, Cellardoor Winery, Belfast Historical Society & Museum
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from Bar Harbor with a short trip to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop, hike along Great Head Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor route maker .

Getting from Camden to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Schoodic Point, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
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Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park

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