8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Greenville
Taxi + Fly:  8​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
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
End: Greenville

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and finally hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, 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, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor planner .

Greenville to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Bar Harbor is slightly colder than Greenville - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, contemplate the long history of 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.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Camden road trip planning site .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive 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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, cool off at Old Orchard Beach, and explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art.

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You can drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Portland sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse, Old Orchard Beach
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

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