5 days in Boothbay Harbor, Camden & DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

5 days in Boothbay Harbor, Camden & DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Portland
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Portland

1
night
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and then see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor driving holiday planner.

Portland to Boothbay Harbor is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Maine Maritime Museum
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Maine Maritime Museum ©
Maine Maritime Museum

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Camden

Camden ©
To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Camden trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature
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Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park

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nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars. On your second day here, catch a ride on Oli's Trolley - Acadia National Park Tour, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and then get a new perspective on things with Acadian Boat Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail
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Acadian Boat Tours ©
Acadian Boat Tours
Oli's Trolley - Acadia National Park Tour ©
Oli's Trolley - Acadia National Park Tour
Shore Path ©
Shore Path