6 days in Portland, Camden & Bar Harbor Itinerary

6 days in Portland, Camden & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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6 days in Portland, Camden & Bar Harbor Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Portland

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eastern Promenade, Fort Williams Park and Portland Head Light. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stroll around Fort Williams Park, examine the collection at Portland Head Light, then don't miss a visit to Commercial Street, and finally take a stroll through Old Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): look and learn at Portland Observatory, then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery, and then grab your bike and head to Eastern Promenade.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portland road trip site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Portland. In September in Portland, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cape Elizabeth
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Eastern Promenade ©
Eastern Promenade
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, then make a trip to Curtis Island Light, and then get a new perspective on things with Schooner Surprise.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Camden trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Portland to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Camden are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Schooner Surprise ©
Schooner Surprise
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Curtis Island Light ©
Curtis Island Light

1
night
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 5th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Park Loop Road and then explore the striking landscape of Acadia National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

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