5 days in Maine Itinerary

5 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Camden
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): hike along Great Head Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and finally trek along Gorham Mountain Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor tour itinerary site.

New York City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bar Harbor: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Camden

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finnish Church and Heritage House, explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Camden trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 1 night

The Forest City

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.
On the 5th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, then get interesting insight from Tours, then head off the coast to Casco Bay Islands, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Eastern Promenade Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portland trip site.

You can drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.