15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

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15 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Winter Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Camden
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg), Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit) and St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, stroll through Sandy Point Beach, stop by Bull Moose Music, and sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Portland online driving holiday planner .

Los Angeles to Portland is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Portland when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yarmouth, Marginal Way Walkway, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Portland Head Light, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

3
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Boothbay Harbor side-trips: Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse & La Verna Preserve). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor travel site .

You can drive from Portland to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay, Bristol
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Cabbage Island ©
Cabbage Island
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor ©
Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 1st (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Schoodic National Scenic Byway, take in nature's colorful creations at The Granite Garden Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Frenchman Bay Conservancy.

Plan trip to Winter Harbor with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Winter Harbor in 3 hours. July in Winter Harbor sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Frenchman Bay Conservancy, The Granite Garden Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Granite Garden Gallery ©
The Granite Garden Gallery
Frenchman Bay Conservancy ©
Frenchman Bay Conservancy

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for nature, wildlife, trails, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, hike along Great Head Trail, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Acadia National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip planner .

You can drive from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Camden: Belfast Historical Society & Museum (in Belfast), Colby College Museum of Art (in Waterville) and Mount Hope Garden Cemetery (in Bangor). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, learn about winemaking at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and stop by French & Brawn Market Place.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Camden road trip tool .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Camden, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Belfast Historical Society & Museum, Colby College Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery

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