13 days in Maine Itinerary

13 days in Maine Itinerary

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13 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  19​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Portland
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Little Village Gifts. Take a break from Bar Harbor with a short trip to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor tour itinerary planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bar Harbor is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cadillac Mountain, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Schoodic Point
Highlights from your plan
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cellardoor Winery and Farnsworth Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camden: Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde) and Owls Head Lighthouse (in Owls Head). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, steep yourself in history at High Street Historic District, look for all kinds of wild species at Hope Elephants, and examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Camden road trip app .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Owls Head, Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Hope Elephants, Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, then enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, explore and take pictures at Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island, and then see human ingenuity at work at The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bristol, Boothbay, Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Kennebunkport (Maine-ly Drizzle & St. Ann's Episcopal Church) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Museum of American Art). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery, enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, and learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portland itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Portland are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, York, Kennebunkport
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

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