15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

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15 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Hancock
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Camden: Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse & The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay) and Finnish Church and Heritage House (in South Thomaston). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, and make a trip to Curtis Island Light.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Camden travel route planning website .

Phoenix to Camden is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to Camden, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in October, with highs in Camden at 58°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bristol, Rockland, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Finnish Church and Heritage House
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

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, scenic drive, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, kick back and relax at Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads, and take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Acadia National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Camden to Acadia National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Acadia National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Hancock.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead

4
nights
Hancock

Hancock ©
Hancock is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to The Seal Cove Auto Museum (in Seal Cove), Bar Harbor (St. Saviour's Church :, Land Bridge to Bar Island, & more) and Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point & Whopaints Gallery). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Rockland Breakwater Light, and get a taste of the local shopping with Spring Woods Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hancock trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Hancock takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in Hancock

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Winter Harbor, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Rockland Breakwater Light, Spring Woods Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Schoodic Peninsula ©
Schoodic Peninsula

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walker's Point (in Kennebunkport), Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath) and Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

You can drive from Hancock to Portland in 3 hours. October in Portland sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse, Old Orchard Beach, Walker's Point
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

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