12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
3
Camden
— 2 nights
4
Rockport
— 3 nights

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 Perkins Cove will get you outdoors. Head to L.L. Bean Factory Store and Abacusfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway & Ogunquit Beach). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Portland Observatory, and stop by Old Port.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary maker.

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

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Kancamagus Highway, L.L. Bean Factory Store
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
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. Get in touch with nature at Cadillac Mountain and Sand Beach. Popular historic sites such as St. Saviour's Church : and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse are in your itinerary. There's more to do: stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bar Harbor using our trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park. On your second day here, walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, stop by Morse's Sauerkraut, and then make a trip to Curtis Island Light.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Camden day trip planning site.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Camden, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rockport.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Cellardoor Winery, 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 ©
On the 21st (Mon), play a few rounds at Samoset Resort Golf Course, take in the waterfront activity at Rockport Marine Park, and then appreciate the history behind Andre the Seal Statue. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe, enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, then relax in the rural setting at Aldermere Farm, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Rockland Breakwater Light.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rockport travel route website.

Rockport is very close to Camden. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockland Breakwater Light, Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
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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