35 days in Maine Itinerary

35 days in Maine Itinerary

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35 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Bangor
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Camden
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Boothbay Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kennebunkport
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h
End: Chattanooga

7
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cole Land Transportation Museum and Bangor Historical Society and Thomas A. Hill House Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moosehead Lake and Stonington Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Greenville (Burnt Jacket Mountain, Off-Road Tours, &more), Penobscot Narrows Bridge (in Prospect) and Baxter State Park (in Millinocket). There's lots more to do: stop by Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, explore the landscape on two wheels at Penobscot River Walkway, don't miss a visit to Stephen King's House, and relax in the rural setting at Stewart's Blueberries.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangor travel tool .

Chattanooga to Bangor is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chattanooga in July, with highs in Bangor at 80°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Greenville, Deer Isle, Baxter State Park, Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, Stewart's Blueberries
Highlights from your plan
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum
Colby College Museum of Art ©
Colby College Museum of Art
Lily Bay State Park ©
Lily Bay State Park

9
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 Bubble Rock and Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asticou Azalea Garden and Gorham Mountain Trail. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Ship Harbor Nature Trail (in Bass Harbor), Winter Harbor (Winter Harbor 5&10 & Whopaints Gallery) and Wonderland Trail (in Southwest Harbor). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Saviour's Church :, let little ones run wild at Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park, walk around Agamont Park, and examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor attractions planning tool .

You can take a bus from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Bangor in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Bar Harbor, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor, Winter Harbor, Mount Desert, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bubble Rock ©
Bubble Rock
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail

7
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Samoset Resort Golf Course and Megunticook Lake. Head to Owls Head Lighthouse and Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camden: Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde), Finnish Church and Heritage House (in South Thomaston) and Northport Landing Gallery & Espresso Bar (in Northport). There's lots more to do: get lost in a book at Camden Public Library, contemplate the long history of Penobscot Marine Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Belfast Harborwalk, and learn about winemaking at Breakwater Vineyards.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Camden online travel planner .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Rockport, Owls Head, Rockland, Belfast, Port Clyde
Highlights from your plan
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum

4
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Boothbay Railway Village and Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dirty Bird Pottery and Abacus Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg), Brunswick (Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum & Bowdoin College Museum of Art) and Reid State Park (in Georgetown). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, contemplate the long history of Nickels-Sortwell House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay, Brunswick, Reid State Park, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, Popham Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum ©
Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

7
nights
Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abacus and Maine Art Hill. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kennebunk Beach and Goose Rocks Beach. Explore Kennebunkport's surroundings by going to Kittery (When Pigs Fly Company Store & Tributary Brewing) and York Harbor (Wiggly Bridge and Steedman Woods & Fisherman's Walk). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Mother's Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Agamenticus, learn about all things military at First Families Kennebunkport Museum, and stroll through Footbridge Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kennebunkport road trip planner .

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Kennebunkport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kennebunkport can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kennebunk, York, Wells, Ogunquit, Kittery
Highlights from your plan
Seashore Trolley Museum ©
Seashore Trolley Museum
Drakes Island Beach ©
Drakes Island Beach
Kennebunk Beach ©
Kennebunk Beach

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