12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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12 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Kennebunkport
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Houston

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Egg Rock Light and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Acadia National Park and Shore Path. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip planner .

Houston to Bar Harbor is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in July, you will find days in Bar Harbor are cooler (75°F), and nights are slightly colder (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cadillac Mountain, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse ©
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, make a trip to Curtis Island Light, then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Camden trip planning website .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Camden sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cellardoor Winery, Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

1
night
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor online route maker .

Getting from Camden to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boothbay
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
The Wilson Memorial Chapel ©
The Wilson Memorial Chapel

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.
Visiting Kancamagus Highway and Diana's Baths will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, stroll through Old Orchard Beach, and take a stroll through Old Port.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portland road trip 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. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

North Conway, Old Orchard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

3
nights
Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Ogunquit Beach and Ocean Ave. Your inner history buff will appreciate Marginal Way Walkway and St. Ann's Episcopal Church. Step out of Kennebunkport to go to Ogunquit and see Perkins Cove, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Walker's Point, admire all the interesting features of St. Anthony's Monastery, take in the exciting artwork at Compliments, and look for gifts at Scalawags Pet Boutique.

Planning Kennebunkport trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Portland to Kennebunkport takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Ogunquit
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

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