14 days in Maine Itinerary

14 days in Maine Itinerary

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14 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Bangor
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

few
hours
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery and then examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangor trip site .

Washington DC to Bangor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Bangor is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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 ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Asticou Azalea Garden and Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbe Museum and Ship Harbor Nature Trail. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Egg Rock Light, explore the striking landscape of Acadia National Park, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Little Village Gifts.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ship Harbor Nature Trail, Asticou Azalea Garden, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Asticou Azalea Garden ©
Asticou Azalea Garden
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Ship Harbor Nature Trail ©
Ship Harbor Nature Trail

4
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Get a sense of the local culture at Great Meadow Walk and Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sand Beach and Otter Cliff. There's much more to do: hike along Precipice Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heart of Acadia Loop, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, and kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Acadia National Park online holiday planner .

Acadia National Park is just a stone's throw from Bar Harbor. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Heart of Acadia Loop ©
Heart of Acadia Loop
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads
Great Head Trail ©
Great Head Trail

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site and Mount Battie. Discover out-of-the-way places like Owls Head Lighthouse and Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre. Change things up with these side-trips from Camden: Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde), Boothbay Railway Village (in Boothbay) and Abacus Gallery (in Boothbay Harbor). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of High Street Historic District, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, and do a tasting at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Camden trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Camden sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Owls Head, Maine Lighthouse Museum, Abacus Gallery, Boothbay Railway Village, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

2
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.
On the 30th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, shop like a local with Abacus, then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Len Libby Chocolates, examine the collection at Portland Head Light, then explore the activities along Casco Bay, and finally enjoy the sea views from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Camden to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Portland sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Len Libby Chocolates, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse ©
Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
Abacus ©
Abacus

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