11 days in Maine Itinerary

11 days in Maine Itinerary

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11 days in Maine Itinerary

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

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Abbe Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor holiday planner.

Newark to Bar Harbor is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Bar Harbor is slightly colder than Newark - with highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cadillac Mountain
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Frenchman Bay ©
Frenchman Bay
Abbe Museum ©
Abbe Museum

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge, contemplate the long history of Fort Knox State Historic Site, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Maine Lighthouse Museum, and finally do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Camden vacation builder.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Prospect, Owls Head, Cellardoor Winery, Maine Lighthouse Museum
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Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine Lighthouse Museum

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Relax by the water at Reid State Park and Popham Beach State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. It doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and get engrossed in the history at Boothbay Railway Village.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor online itinerary creator.

Getting from Camden to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Popham Beach State Park, Reid State Park, Boothbay Railway Village, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site
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Boothbay Railway Village ©
Boothbay Railway Village
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
Reid State Park ©
Reid State Park

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.
Visiting Higgins Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Casco Bay and Old Orchard Beach. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Funtown Splashtown USA, enjoy the sea views from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works, and examine the collection at Portland Head Light.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Portland travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

South Portland, Higgins Beach, Old Orchard Beach, Funtown Splashtown USA, Portland Head Light
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Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse ©
Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
Fishing Charters & Tours
Higgins Beach ©
Higgins Beach

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