8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine tour itinerary planner

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Drive to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Camden
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Fly to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Drive to Dayton

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Camden

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Owls Head Lighthouse, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then make a trip to Curtis Island Light, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Camden trip itinerary app.

Dayton to Camden is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dayton in April, things will get a bit cooler in Camden: highs are around 49°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, then trek along Gorham Mountain Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor online trip builder.

Getting from Camden to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway & Perkins Cove), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Five Islands Farm (in Georgetown). There's much more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on The Maine Brew Bus, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, and head off the coast to Casco Bay Islands.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature

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.