7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

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7 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of St. Saviour's Church :, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and finally trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, then cruise along Park Loop Road, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor route planning tool .

Chicago to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in June; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, then get lost in a book at Camden Public Library, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Camden online attractions planner .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Farnsworth Art Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park

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 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, make a trip to Portland Observatory, then kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company.

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

You can drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Portland Head Light, Old Orchard Beach
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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