17 days in Maine Itinerary

17 days in Maine Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Greenville
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Greenville
— 1 night
Drive
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Camden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kennebunkport
— 4 nights
Fly

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Greenville

— 1 night
Greenville is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get the adrenaline pumping with Three Rivers Whitewater Rafting. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Lily Bay State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Moosehead Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Greenville trip builder app.

Washington DC to Greenville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get slightly colder in Greenville: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Camden.

Things to do in Greenville

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Camden

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Battie and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step off the beaten path and head to Owls Head Lighthouse and Finnish Church and Heritage House. Go for a jaunt from Camden to Prospect to see Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory about 48 minutes away.

To find out how to plan a trip to Camden, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Camden takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 5 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Bubble Rock and Precipice Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gorham Mountain Trail and Village Green. There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding, trek along Great Head Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip maker tool.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 3 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Popham Beach State Park and Cabbage Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reid State Park and Dirty Bird Pottery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boothbay Harbor: Bath (Maine Maritime Museum & South End Dog Park), Hardy Boat Cruise (in New Harbor) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boothbay Region Land Trust and hike along Porters Preserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Kennebunkport

— 4 nights
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goose Rocks Beach and PANACHE FINE JEWELRY AND ART GALLERY. Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Short Sands Beach. Take a break from Kennebunkport with a short trip to Long Sands Beach in York Beach, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, take a memorable drive along Walker's Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Footbridge Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kennebunkport journey planner.

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Kennebunkport by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September in Kennebunkport, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.