15 days in Maine's MidCoast & Islands Itinerary

15 days in Maine's MidCoast & Islands Itinerary

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15 days in Maine's MidCoast & Islands Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Drive:  19​h 15​min
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 6 nights
Drive:  16​h 30​min
End: Columbia


Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Little Hunters Beach and Echo Lake Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Maine State Prison Store and French & Brawn Market Place. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Camden: Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde), Bar Harbor (Shore Path, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Acadia National Park (Otter Cliff, Gorham Mountain Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Maine Lighthouse Museum, hike along Flying Mountain Hiking Trail, and do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Camden travel route tool .

Columbia to Camden is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Columbia in July: high temperatures in Camden hover around 74°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Boothbay.

Things to do in Camden

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Cellardoor Winery, Maine Lighthouse Museum
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Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Otter Cliff ©
Otter Cliff
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach


Boothbay ©
Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Reid State Park and Popham Beach State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Boothbay Region Land Trust and Cabbage Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Boothbay: Phippsburg (Hermit Island & Fort Popham State Historic Site) and Bath (South End Dog Park & Seguin Island and Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Boothbay Railway Village, look for gifts at Dirty Bird Pottery, and enjoy the sea views from Doubling Point Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Boothbay road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Camden to Boothbay takes an hour. July in Boothbay sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boothbay

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor, Phippsburg, Bath, Doubling Point Lighthouse, Castle Tucker
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Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Fort Popham State Historic Site ©
Fort Popham State Historic Site
Cabbage Island ©
Cabbage Island