8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Mobile
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mobile

1
night
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): head off the coast to Cabbage Island and then admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor day trip app .

Mobile to Boothbay Harbor is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mobile to Boothbay Harbor, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mobile in July: high temperatures in Boothbay Harbor hover around 79°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, contemplate the long history of Farnsworth Art Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Camden trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Boothbay Harbor in July, expect nights in Camden to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Owls Head Transportation Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 17th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then cruise along Park Loop Road, and then enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Egg Rock Light ©
Egg Rock Light
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

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 Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, & more) and Strawbery Banke Museum (in Portsmouth). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, examine the collection at Portland Head Light, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland travel route planner .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Fishing Charters & Tours, Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse, Strawbery Banke Museum
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Fishing Charters & Tours
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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