32 days in San Diego & Maine Itinerary

32 days in San Diego & Maine Itinerary

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32 days in San Diego & Maine Itinerary

Start: San Diego
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Lubec
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Winter Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Camden
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: San Diego

6
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: ClueHoo (in Laguna Beach), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Diego. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, ClueHoo, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hacker's Hill Preserve (in Casco), Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Ogunquit Beach, & more) and Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, learn about all things military at Maine Military Museum, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Portland in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Portland due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in May: high temperatures in Portland hover around 64°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Popham Beach State Park, Mast Cove Galleries, Mt. Apatite, Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

4
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse & The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam), Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island (in Bremen) and rendall Fine Art (in Wiscasset). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Edgecomb Potters, take an in-depth tour of Boothbay Region Historical Society Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of First Parish Church.

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Traveling by car from Portland to Boothbay Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lubec.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Boothbay, Bristol, Georgetown Pottery, Edgecomb Potters, rendall Fine Art
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Cabbage Island ©
Cabbage Island
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

4
nights
Lubec

Lubec ©
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Explore Lubec's surroundings by going to Great Wass Island Preserve (in Beals), Roque Bluffs State Park (in Roque Bluffs) and Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge (in Baileyville). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Quoddy Head State Park, identify plant and animal life at Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land, take in the dramatic natural features at The Bold Coast, and enjoy the sea views from West Quoddy Head Light.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lubec online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Lubec takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Bold Coast, Reversing Falls Park, Beals Island, Roque Bluffs State Park, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Quoddy Head State Park ©
Quoddy Head State Park
Beals Island ©
Beals Island
Bog Brook Cove Preserve ©
Bog Brook Cove Preserve

3
nights
Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor ©
Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Winter Harbor side-trips: Frenchman Bay Conservancy (in Hancock), Sullivan (The Granite Garden Gallery & Spring Woods Gallery) and Seal Harbor (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden & Naturalist's Notebook). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, get a taste of the local shopping with Chapter Two Art Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Whopaints Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Winter Harbor trip website .

Getting from Lubec to Winter Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. May in Winter Harbor sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seal Harbor, Sullivan, Chapter Two Art Gallery, Frenchman Bay Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
The Granite Garden Gallery ©
The Granite Garden Gallery
Frenchman Bay Conservancy ©
Frenchman Bay Conservancy
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden ©
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for nature, wildlife, trails, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, and hike along Great Head Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor takes an hour. May in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

4
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Camden side-trips: Mount Hope Garden Cemetery (in Bangor), Colby College Museum of Art (in Waterville) and Mt. Phillip (in Rome). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, learn about winemaking at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Belfast Historical Society & Museum, and walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Camden tour planner .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Belfast, Colby College Museum of Art, Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Cellardoor Winery, Mt. Phillip
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Colby College Museum of Art ©
Colby College Museum of Art
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

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