8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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1
Portland
— 2 nights
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
3
Camden
— 1 night
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach, Marginal Way Walkway, &more) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kennebunkport). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on The Maine Brew Bus, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and don't miss a visit to Portland Observatory.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip tool.

Pittsburgh to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Portland can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse, Portland Head Light, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
The Maine Brew Bus ©
The Maine Brew Bus
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then stop by Eventide Specialties. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, thenenjoy the sea views from Burnt Island Lighthouse, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and finally step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Portland to Boothbay Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, The Wilson Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
On the 12th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, thencast your line with Morning In Maine Boat Tour, thenmake a trip to Curtis Island Light, and finally do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Camden trip planner.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Camden in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boothbay Harbor in August: highs in Camden hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Morning In Maine Boat Tour, Cellardoor Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Curtis Island Light ©
Curtis Island Light

2
nights
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 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, thenhike along Precipice Trail, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

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Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Precipice Trail ©
Precipice Trail

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