11 days in Maine Itinerary

11 days in Maine Itinerary

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11 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Camden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Philadelphia

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.
Marginal Way Walkway and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Vaughan Woods State Park (in South Berwick), St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport) and Beth Condon Pathway (in Yarmouth). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light and admire the majestic nature at Popham Beach State Park.

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Philadelphia to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in August, with highs in Portland at 79°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, then enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, head off the coast to Cabbage Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Doubling Point Lighthouse.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Portland to Boothbay Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boothbay, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Doubling Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
The Wilson Memorial Chapel ©
The Wilson Memorial Chapel

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Visit Ship Harbor Nature Trail and St. Saviour's Church : for their historical value. Step out of Bar Harbor to go to Winter Harbor and see Schoodic Point, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Schoodic Point, Cadillac Mountain, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Ship Harbor Nature Trail ©
Ship Harbor Nature Trail
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Farnsworth Art Museum and Fort Knox State Historic Site. Explore Camden's surroundings by going to Penobscot Marine Museum (in Searsport), Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde) and Mount Hope Garden Cemetery (in Bangor). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, look for gifts at French & Brawn Market Place, steep yourself in history at General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier, and learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Camden online day trip planner .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Camden are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rockland, General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory, Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

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