14 days in Maine Itinerary

14 days in Maine Itinerary

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14 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Detroit

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Egg Rock Light and St Saviour's Episcopal Church will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Precipice Trail and Frenchman Bay. Step out of Bar Harbor with an excursion to Wonderland Trail in Southwest Harbor--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail, trek along Bubble Rock, explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, and head off the coast to Mount Desert Island.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor travel itinerary creator.

Detroit to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Wonderland Trail
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Wonderland Trail ©
Wonderland Trail
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
Great Head Trail ©
Great Head Trail

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Popular historic sites such as Fort Knox State Historic Site and Maine Lighthouse Museum are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cellardoor Winery and Megunticook Lake. When in Camden, make a side trip to see Owls Head Lighthouse in Owls Head, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, stop by FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, tee off at Samoset Resort Golf Course, and wander the streets of High Street Historic District.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Camden trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Camden sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Rockland, Samoset Resort Golf Course, Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory, Cellardoor Winery, Owls Head Lighthouse
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Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine Lighthouse Museum
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery

3
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Reid State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Popham Beach State Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip generator.

Drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Popham Beach State Park, Reid State Park
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Reid State Park ©
Reid State Park
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust

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.
Visit Marginal Way Walkway and Mount Agamenticus for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Footbridge Beach and Kennebunk Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Goose Rocks Beach (in Cape Porpoise), Maine Wildlife Park (in Gray) and Wells Reserve at Laudholm (in Wells). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works, and sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Portland custom trip planner.

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, Mount Agamenticus, Maine Wildlife Park, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
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Maine Wildlife Park ©
Maine Wildlife Park
Wells Reserve at Laudholm ©
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Kennebunk Beach ©
Kennebunk Beach

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