29 days in Maine & Washington State Itinerary

29 days in Maine & Washington State Itinerary

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29 days in Maine & Washington State Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Wells
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Boothbay
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
5
Mount Rainier National Park
— 2 nights
+3
train + tram + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
7
Seattle
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Edmonton


6
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Mount Desert Island and Little Hunters Beach. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, stroll through Echo Lake Beach, hike along Bar Island Trails, and explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor day trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Bar Harbor is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edmonton to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. August in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): experience rural life at Aldermere Farms, then make a trip to Curtis Island Light, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, and finally learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Ducktrap River Park, stroll through Pitcher Pond, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Knox State Historic Site.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Camden online trip maker .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wells.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lincolnville, Aldermere Farms, Fort Knox State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Pitcher Pond ©
Pitcher Pond
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Fort Knox State Historic Site ©
Fort Knox State Historic Site

3
nights
Wells

Wells ©
Wells is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at Marginal Way Walkway and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Ogunquit Beach and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. There's much more to do: stroll through Long Sands Beach, stop by Spoiled Rotten, kick back and relax at Wells Beach, and cool off at Old Orchard Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wells online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Camden to Wells takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Camden in August: highs in Wells hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boothbay.

Things to do in Wells

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, York, Old Orchard Beach, Maine-ly Drizzle
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse ©
Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

3
nights
Boothbay

Boothbay ©
Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Doubling Point Lighthouse. Visiting Cabbage Island and Pemaquid Beach Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boothbay: Castle Tucker (in Wiscasset), Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg) and Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk (in Topsham). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boothbay trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Wells to Boothbay takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Boothbay

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Bristol, Cabbage Island, Popham Beach State Park, Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk, Castle Tucker
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Cabbage Island ©
Cabbage Island

2
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Visiting Mount Rainier and Wonderland Trail will get you outdoors. Step out of Mount Rainier National Park to go to Ashford and see Ashford Creek Pottery, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Skyline Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Comet Falls, and get engrossed in the history at Longmire Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Rainier National Park travel route planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boothbay to Mount Rainier National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Boothbay to Mount Rainier National Park is minus 3 hours. August in Mount Rainier National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Friday Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Ashford Creek Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Comet Falls ©
Comet Falls

3
nights
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and San Juan Co Park. Take a break from Friday Harbor with a short trip to Orcas Island Pottery in Eastsound, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lime Kiln Point State Park, examine the collection at The Whale Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Pelindaba Lavender Farm.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Friday Harbor trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Friday Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. When traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Friday Harbor: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Friday Harbor

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

San Juan Co Park, Orcas Island Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
San Juan Co Park ©
San Juan Co Park
Lime Kiln Point State Park ©
Lime Kiln Point State Park

7
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Take a break from the city and head to Murhut Falls and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Visit Pioneer Square and Alki Point Lighthouse for their historical value. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Ed Munro Seahurst Park (in Burien) and Hood Canal (in Olympic National Park). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, kick back and relax at Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip tool .

You can fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Friday Harbor in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, Seahurst Beach Park, Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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