15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

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Portland
— 4 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
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Camden
— 3 nights
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Portland

The Forest City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Head Light. Step out of the city life by going to Ogunquit Beach and Wells Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Ogunquit (Footbridge Beach & Perkins Cove), Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg) and Long Sands Beach (in York Beach). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Beth Condon Pathway, and do a tasting at Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery Old Port Tasting Room and Shop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland journey planner.

Tyler to Portland is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tyler to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tyler in September, expect Portland to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Boothbay Region Land Trust and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll explore and learn at Maine Maritime Museum and Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum. Explore Boothbay Harbor's surroundings by going to Reid State Park (in Georgetown), Dodge Point Public Reserved Land (in Newcastle) and Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island (in Bremen). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and look for all kinds of wild species at La Verna Preserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor tour itinerary planning tool.

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. September in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Whopaints Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Bar Harbor: Wonderland Trail (in Southwest Harbor), Catherine Hill Winery (in Cherryfield) and Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor tour builder tool.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

3
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Camden

On the 1st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, then make a trip to Curtis Island Light, then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and finally wander the streets of High Street Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, and then admire the masterpieces at Colby College Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Camden tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Camden sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.