11 days in Michigan & Maine Itinerary

11 days in Michigan & Maine Itinerary

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11 days in Michigan & Maine Itinerary

Start: Midland
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Midland


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1
night
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and then contemplate the long history of Fishtown. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then trek along Empire Bluff Trail, and then do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

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Midland to Traverse City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In September in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Empire Bluff Trail, Fishtown, Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum ©
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Bar Island Trails and Frenchman Bay. Visit Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and St. Saviour's Church : for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, and grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Traverse City to Bar Harbor in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. In September in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Asticou Azalea Garden
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Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 25th (Wed), walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Knox State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and finally take a stroll through High Street Historic District.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Camden trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Owls Head, Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory, Cellardoor Winery, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
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Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Footbridge Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. St. Ann's Episcopal Church and Marginal Way Walkway will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath) and Ocean Ave (in Kennebunkport). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Eastern Promenade, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, and sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip maker website .

Drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, Maine Maritime Museum
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St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Eastern Promenade ©
Eastern Promenade

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