14 days in Maine Itinerary

14 days in Maine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Bangor
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Portland
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stroll around Bucksport Waterfront Walkway, then snap pictures at Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, and then walk around Cascade Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Stephen King's House, examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Orono Bog Boardwalk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangor trip planner.

San Francisco to Bangor is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Bangor is 3 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Bangor, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orono Bog Boardwalk, Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, Bucksport Waterfront Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Orono Bog Boardwalk ©
Orono Bog Boardwalk
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery, Winter Harbor 5&10, &more). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planning website.

Take a bus from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. September in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Schoodic Peninsula ©
Schoodic Peninsula

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Vesper Hill Children's Chapel, then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, then immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, then examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and finally look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Camden trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rockland, Cellardoor Winery, Vesper Hill Children's Chapel, Owls Head Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Dirty Bird Pottery, then head off the coast to Cabbage Island, then look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and finally enjoy the sea views from Burnt Island Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pemaquid Beach Park, visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then see a show at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bristol
Highlights from your plan
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Burnt Island Lighthouse ©
Burnt Island Lighthouse

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more), Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg) and Nubble Lighthouse (in York). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, hike along Westbrook River Walk, and kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portland online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Portland sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Westbrook River Walk, Portland Head Light, Popham Beach State Park, Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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