12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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12 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Rockport
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Philadelphia

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Perkins Cove and Kancamagus Highway. Do your shopping at L.L. Bean Factory Store and Abacus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway & Ogunquit Beach). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory, and take a stroll through Old Port.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary maker website .

Philadelphia to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in October, with highs in Portland at 62°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ogunquit, L.L. Bean Factory Store, Kancamagus Highway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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 Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and St. Saviour's Church :. Take a break from the city and head to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, look for gifts at The Christmas Vacation Shop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bar Harbor trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse ©
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 19th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, look for gifts at Morse's Sauerkraut, then make a trip to Curtis Island Light, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Knox State Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Camden online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Rockport.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Cellardoor Winery, Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory, Morse's Sauerkraut
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park

3
nights
Rockport

Rockport ©
Rockport is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 21st (Mon), tee off at Samoset Resort Golf Course, then take in the waterfront activity at Rockport Marine Park, and then appreciate the history behind Andre the Seal Statue. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe, visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, then explore and take pictures at Aldermere Farms, and finally enjoy the sea views from Rockland Breakwater Light.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Rockport trip itinerary maker tool .

Rockport is just a short distance from Camden. In October, daytime highs in Rockport are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Rockland Breakwater Light
Highlights from your plan
Rockport Marine Park ©
Rockport Marine Park
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Rockland Breakwater Light ©
Rockland Breakwater Light

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