24 days in Portsmouth & Maine Itinerary

24 days in Portsmouth & Maine Itinerary

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Portsmouth
— 1 night
2
Ogunquit
— 1 night
3
Kennebunkport
— 1 night
4
Portland
— 3 nights
5
Damariscotta
— 1 night
6
Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
7
Camden
— 2 nights
8
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
9
Mount Desert
— 3 nights
10
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
11
Bangor
— 3 nights

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park, don't miss a visit to Market Square, enjoy the sea views from Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, thenget some fabulous bargains at Kittery Premium Outlets, and finally look for gifts at Kittery Trading Post. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Fisherman's Walk, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, thenpick up a one of a kind souvenir at Uniques and Antiques, thenstroll through Ogunquit Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Footbridge Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth itinerary planner.

Orlando to Portsmouth is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in August; daily highs in Portsmouth reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Kittery, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Hampton Beach State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park

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night
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 12th (Wed), stop by Stonewall Kitchen.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ogunquit online vacation planner.

Ogunquit is just a stone's throw from Portsmouth. Traveling from Portsmouth in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ogunquit, with lows of °F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Shopping

Side Trip

Stonewall Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Stonewall Kitchen ©
Stonewall Kitchen

1
night
Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walker's Point as well as Maine Foodie Tours. On the 12th (Wed), indulge in some culinary diversions at Maine Foodie Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Compliments, thentake a memorable drive along Walker's Point, and finally cruise along Ocean Ave. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Kennebunk Beach, kick back and relax at Gooch's Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Maine Art Hill, thendon't miss a visit to President Bush Compound, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Goose Rocks Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kennebunkport trip planner.

Kennebunkport is just a short distance from Ogunquit. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach, Wood Island Lighthouse, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Walker's Point ©
Walker's Point
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge ©
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Maine Brew Bus, Maine Foodie Tours, Maine Food for Thought Tours, and other attractions you added. On the 14th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory, thengain some tasty knowledge on The Maine Brew Bus, thenindulge in some culinary diversions at Maine Food for Thought Tours, and finally grab your flashlight and head to Wicked Walking Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of local nightlife at Maine Foodie Tours, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Maine Wildlife Park, and finally get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland trip site.

Drive from Kennebunkport to Portland in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Portland are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Damariscotta.

Things to do in Portland

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife

Side Trips

Maine Wildlife Park, L.L. Bean Factory Store
Highlights from your plan
The Maine Brew Bus ©
The Maine Brew Bus
Maine Wildlife Park ©
Maine Wildlife Park
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

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night
Damariscotta

Damariscotta ©
Damariscotta is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. You've added Oxbow Brewing Company, Damariscotta River Cruises, Midcoast Kayak, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sun), stop by Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, relax in the rural setting at Glidden Point Oyster Farms, thenfind your balance on the water with Midcoast Kayak, and finally get interesting insight from Damariscotta River Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Pemaquid Beach Park, thenhead off the coast to Cabbage Island, thensample the tasty concoctions at Oxbow Brewing Company, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boothbay Craft Brewery.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Damariscotta trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Damariscotta takes 1.5 hours. In August in Damariscotta, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Damariscotta

Outdoors Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Pemaquid Beach Park, Boothbay Craft Brewery, Glidden Point Oyster Farms, Cabbage Island, Oxbow Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Midcoast Kayak ©
Midcoast Kayak
Oxbow Brewing Company ©
Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe ©
Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe

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nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor and Dirty Bird Pottery. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary planning app.

Boothbay Harbor is just a short distance from Damariscotta. August in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Shopping Nightlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Opera House at Boothbay Harbor ©
Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Dirty Bird Pottery ©
Dirty Bird Pottery

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nights
Camden

Camden ©
You've added Breakwater Vineyards, Winterport Winery, Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, do a tasting at Breakwater Vineyards, do a tasting at Winterport Winery, thenview the masterpieces at Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show, thenmake a trip to Curtis Island Light, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Camden tour website.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Boothbay Harbor in August, you will find days in Camden are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Outdoors Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Owls Head, Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show, Winterport Winery, Cellardoor Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pitcher Pond ©
Pitcher Pond
Schooner Surprise ©
Schooner Surprise
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes Bar Harbor Ghost Tours, Catherine Hill Winery, Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, and other attractions. On the 23rd (Sun), do a tasting at Catherine Hill Winery, stop by A Little Mad, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, get up close to creatures of the deep with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co, thenadd some adventure to your tour with Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, and finally hike along Ocean Path. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Atlantic Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor journey planner.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Desert.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Catherine Hill Winery, Maine State Sea Kayak, Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, Cadillac Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Maine State Sea Kayak ©
Maine State Sea Kayak
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Mount Desert

Mount Desert ©
Mount Desert is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Echo Lake Beach and Wonderland Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, hike along Bubble Rock, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Desert travel itinerary planner.

Mount Desert is just a short distance from Bar Harbor. August in Mount Desert sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Mount Desert

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads
Wonderland Trail ©
Wonderland Trail

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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.
On the 28th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, thentrek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, identify plant and animal life at Acadia's Birds, and then hike along Jordan Cliffs Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Acadia National Park holiday site.

Acadia National Park is just a short distance from Mount Desert. In August in Acadia National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bangor.

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 ©
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

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Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, U.S. Rafting and 2 Feet Brewing. Get outdoors at Penobscot River Walkway and Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Stephen King's House, try your luck at Hollywood Casino, and get engrossed in the history at Bangor Historical Society and Thomas A. Hill House Museum.

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You can drive from Acadia National Park to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bangor can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Bangor

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, U.S. Rafting
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Rafting ©
U.S. Rafting
Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail ©
Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail
2 Feet Brewing ©
2 Feet Brewing

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