12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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12 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kennebunkport
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Chicago

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Bar Island Trails and Acadia National Park. Get some cultural insight at Egg Rock Light and Abbe Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Agamont Park, hike along Bubble Rock, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlantic Brewing Company.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor online driving holiday planner .

Chicago to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Bar Harbor, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect Bar Harbor to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Northeast Harbor, Bubble Rock
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Agamont Park ©
Agamont Park
Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails
Abbe Museum ©
Abbe Museum

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 6th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Penobscot Narrows Bridge, then walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at High Street Historic District, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, and finally stop by Maine State Prison Store.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Camden trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Camden, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Maine State Prison Store, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine State Prison Store ©
Maine State Prison Store

1
night
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Boothbay Railway Village, enjoy the sea views from Burnt Island Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor trip maker site .

Drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Boothbay Railway Village
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Boothbay Railway Village ©
Boothbay Railway Village
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust

4
nights
Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Visit Goose Rocks Beach and Ogunquit Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Gooch's Beach and Footbridge Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kennebunkport side-trips: Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Abacus). There's much more to do: stroll through Kennebunk Beach, stop by Scalawags Pet Boutique, view the masterpieces at Compliments, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Agamenticus.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kennebunkport tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Kennebunkport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Kennebunkport sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Mount Agamenticus, Gooch's Beach, Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Wells Reserve at Laudholm ©
Wells Reserve at Laudholm

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