15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

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15 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
Ogunquit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bangor
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Houston

3
nights
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ogunquit: Spring Point Shoreway (in South Portland), Portland (Allagash Brewing Company & Portland Museum of Art) and Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ogunquit trip planner.

Houston to Ogunquit is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Ogunquit is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in August, you will find days in Ogunquit are a bit cooler (80°F), and nights are cooler (54°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Portland, Portland Head Light, Spring Point Shoreway, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, then enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Dirty Bird Pottery, then head off the coast to Cabbage Island, and finally identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor route planning app.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Boothbay Harbor in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Boothbay, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Camden visit planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cellardoor Winery, Farnsworth Art Museum, Vesper Hill Children's Chapel, Popham Beach State Park, Owls Head Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

3
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.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail, take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and hike along Great Head Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Acadia National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Camden to Acadia National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

3
nights
Bangor

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden (in Northeast Harbor), Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery & Schoodic Point) and Bar Harbor (Turrets Seaside Garden, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangor day trip planning app.

Drive from Acadia National Park to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bangor can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Winter Harbor, Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

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