16 days in Maine Itinerary

16 days in Maine Itinerary

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16 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Hancock
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
End: New York City

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: Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, & more) and Wells Beach (in Wells). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Portland planning tool .

New York City to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Portland at 64°F and lows at 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse, Old Orchard Beach, Wells Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

3
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boothbay Harbor: Rockland Breakwater Light (in Rockland), Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Nickels-Sortwell House, pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor online visit planner .

You can drive from Portland to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. May in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Nickels-Sortwell House, Rockland Breakwater Light, Maine Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Explore Camden's surroundings by going to Colby College Museum of Art (in Waterville) and Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory (in Prospect). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Camden travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Boothbay Harbor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Camden, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Camden

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Farnsworth Art Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Colby College Museum of Art, Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory, Cellardoor Winery
Highlights from your plan
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park

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, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and stroll through Great Head Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Acadia National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Camden to Acadia National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Acadia National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hancock.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

3
nights
Hancock

Hancock ©
Hancock is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Bar Harbor (Ocean Path, Shore Path, & more), The Seal Cove Auto Museum (in Seal Cove) and Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hancock online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Acadia National Park to Hancock by car takes about an hour. In May in Hancock, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hancock

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Schoodic Point, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

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