7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, paddle through the water with Maine State Sea Kayak, then identify plant and animal life at Acadia's Birds, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip builder app.

Tampa to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in September, with highs in Bar Harbor at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Wildlife · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Camden

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, then look for all kinds of wild species at Beech Hill Reserve, then cast your line with Morning In Maine Boat Tour, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hope Elephants.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Camden tour builder app.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Camden sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

1
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Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, then view the masterpieces at Abacus Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor road trip planner.

You can drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Portland

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marginal Way Walkway and Doubling Point Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (in Wells). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, cast your line with a fishing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Portland online holiday planner.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.