12 days in Hartford & Maine Itinerary

12 days in Hartford & Maine Itinerary

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Hartford
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Hartford

— 1 night
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hartford tour itinerary planner.

Baltimore to Hartford is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Baltimore in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hartford, with lows of 67°F. You'll set off for Bar Harbor on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Hartford

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Bar Island Trails and Eagle Lake Acadia National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Saviour's Church : and Echo Lake Beach. Take a break from Bar Harbor with a short trip to Perpendicular Trail in Southwest Harbor, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Heart of Acadia Loop, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, and get lost in a book at Jesup Memorial Library.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor planner.

Getting from Hartford to Bar Harbor by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hartford in July; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Camden

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Tue), kick back and relax at Pitcher Pond, stop by The Smiling Cow, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chestnut Street Baptist Church. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Curtis Island Light, take a stroll through High Street Historic District, then browse the collection at Camden Public Library, and finally stroll through Shirttail Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Camden holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Camden sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 30th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Boothbay Region Historical Society Museum, then get into the urban bustle at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, then look for gifts at Dirty Bird Pottery, and finally view the masterpieces at Abacus Gallery. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, then visit a coastal fixture at Burnt Island Lighthouse, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Doubling Point Lighthouse.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Camden to Boothbay Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Bull Moose Music, don't miss a visit to Harbor Fish Market, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maine Craft Distilling. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Eastern Cemetery, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, see the interesting displays at Maine Jewish Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portland vacation planning site.

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Portland sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.