12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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12 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
+3
Fly + Foot + Bus + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Camden
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Buffalo

3
nights
York

York ©
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Agamenticus and Kennebunk Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Footbridge Beach and Parson's Beach. Take a break from York with a short trip to Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store, and snap pictures at Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the York trip builder tool .

Buffalo to York is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in York

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Footbridge Beach, Kennebunk Beach, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Parsons Beach, Wells Reserve at Laudholm
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Mount Agamenticus ©
Mount Agamenticus
Wells Reserve at Laudholm ©
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Kennebunk Beach ©
Kennebunk Beach

1
night
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, visit a coastal fixture at Burnt Island Lighthouse, and then visit a coastal fixture at Doubling Point Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor trip planner .

Drive from York to Boothbay Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Doubling Point Lighthouse
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Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Burnt Island Lighthouse ©
Burnt Island Lighthouse
Doubling Point Lighthouse ©
Doubling Point Lighthouse

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Visiting Bar Island Trails and Frenchman Bay will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Village Green and Acadia National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Asticou Azalea Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Asticou Azalea Garden
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Egg Rock Light ©
Egg Rock Light
Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails
Asticou Azalea Garden ©
Asticou Azalea Garden

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and then pause for some photo ops at Andre the Seal Statue.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Camden travel route planner .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Camden are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Owls Head, Cellardoor Winery, Maine Lighthouse Museum, Andre the Seal Statue
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Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine Lighthouse Museum
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery

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