12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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12 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Greenville
Taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly + Taxi:  21​h 30​min
End: Greenville

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 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Path, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mount Desert Island Oceanarium, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip builder .

Greenville to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Greenville in September, expect Bar Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Schoodic Peninsula ©
Schoodic Peninsula
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Frenchman Bay ©
Frenchman Bay

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, steep yourself in history at Farnsworth Art Museum, then get lost in a book at Camden Public Library, and finally admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Camden road trip site .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Owls Head Transportation Museum, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach, Perkins Cove, & more) and Kancamagus Highway (in North Conway). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland driving holiday planning app .

You can drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Portland Head Light, Kancamagus Highway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

3
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and finally admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, and then trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Acadia National Park online journey planner .

Drive from Portland to Acadia National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

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