21 days in Maine's MidCoast & Islands Itinerary

21 days in Maine's MidCoast & Islands Itinerary

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21 days in Maine's MidCoast & Islands Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Boothbay Harbor
— 9 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City


Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Merryspring Nature Center and Beech Hill Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Curtis Island Light and High Street Historic District. Explore Camden's surroundings by going to Rockland (Chickawaukee Lake & Snow Marine Park), Belfast (Passy Rail Trail & Belfast Historical Society & Museum) and Searsport (Sears Island, Moose Point State Park, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, immerse yourself in nature at Birch Point Beach State Park, kick back and relax at Pitcher Pond, and enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Camden journey planning site .

New York City to Camden is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get little chillier in Camden: highs are around 58°F and lows about 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rockland, Rockport, Lincolnville, Belfast, Searsport
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Beech Hill Reserve ©
Beech Hill Reserve
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum

Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Boothbay Region Land Trust and Popham Beach State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Burnt Island Lighthouse and Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. Explore Boothbay Harbor's surroundings by going to Cathance River Preserve (in Topsham), Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve (in New Harbor) and Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, La Verna Preserve, & more). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, visit a coastal fixture at Rockland Breakwater Light, take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Abacus Gallery.

Before you visit Boothbay Harbor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay, Wiscasset, Bristol, Bath, Brunswick
Highlights from your plan
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site ©
Castle Tucker ©
Castle Tucker