7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

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7 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Bangor
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chicago

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery, enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally shop like a local with W. Robert Paine Gallery.

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Chicago to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

W. Robert Paine Gallery, rendall Fine Art, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Marginal Way Walkway, Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, then look for gifts at Jo Ellen Designs, and finally view the masterpieces at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Camden journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Portland to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Ducktrap Bay Trading Co ©
Ducktrap Bay Trading Co

2
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 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Acadia National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, then browse the collection at Southwest Harbor Public Library, and finally look for gifts at Manset Little Farm.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Camden to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Southwest Harbor, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

1
night
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Orono Brewing Company, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of Stephen King's House, then shop like a local with the rock & art shop, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at 2 Feet Brewing.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangor tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Bangor by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. December in Bangor sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Orono Brewing Company
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Orono Brewing Company ©
Orono Brewing Company
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
the rock & art shop ©
the rock & art shop

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