12 days in Camden, Bar Harbor & Portland Itinerary

12 days in Camden, Bar Harbor & Portland Itinerary

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12 days in Camden, Bar Harbor & Portland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  5​h
1
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bar Harbor
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, get lost in a book at Camden Public Library, and immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Camden route builder .

Philadelphia to Camden is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in September, with highs in Camden at 69°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Farnsworth Art Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

5
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for nature, wildlife, trails, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

4
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.
Portland is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, nightlife, childrens museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery, step off the mainland to explore Casco Bay Islands, see the sky in a new way at Portland Observatory, and take a stroll through Diamond Cove.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portland road trip tool .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Promenade ©
Eastern Promenade
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

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