15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

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15 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  9​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Portland
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Heart of Acadia Loop will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Eagle Lake Acadia National Park and Beech Cliff Loop. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Beech Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Precipice Trail, kick back and relax at Little Hunters Beach, and stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor tour itinerary planner .

Kansas City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Bar Harbor. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kansas City in April, with highs in Bar Harbor at 49°F and lows at 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
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Eagle Lake Acadia National Park ©
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
Great Head Trail ©
Great Head Trail
Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails

4
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Holbrook Island Sanctuary and Owl's Head State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Beech Hill Reserve and Megunticook Lake. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of High Street Historic District, learn about winemaking at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, examine the collection at Sail Power and Steam Museum, and stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Camden day trip planning app .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rockport, Rockland, Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Owl's Head State Park
Highlights from your plan
Megunticook Lake ©
Megunticook Lake
High Street Historic District ©
High Street Historic District
Holbrook Island Sanctuary ©
Holbrook Island Sanctuary

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Popham Beach State Park and Arethusa Falls. Escape the urban bustle at White Mountain National Forest and Jackson Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Rocky Gorge (in Albany), Maine Wildlife Park (in Gray) and Wells Reserve at Laudholm (in Wells). There's lots more to do: trek along Black Cap Hiking Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tamworth Distilling, and get a taste of the local shopping with North Conway League of NH Craftsmen Fine Arts Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Camden to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

North Conway, Rocky Gorge, Tamworth Distilling, Arethusa Falls, Maine Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Maine Wildlife Park ©
Maine Wildlife Park

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