8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 1st (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, wander the streets of High Street Historic District, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Megunticook Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, then examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and then head off the coast to Hog Island.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Camden trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Phoenix to Camden is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to Camden, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Camden is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Owls Head Transportation Museum, Hog Island, Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, then cruise along Park Loop Road, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Azalea Garden
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Asticou Azalea Garden ©
Asticou Azalea Garden
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach, Marginal Way Walkway, & more) and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Portland Head Light, enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, and admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Portland sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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