8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bangor
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Camden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Bangor

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Penobscot River Walkway.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bangor trip site.

Orlando to Bangor is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orlando in March, things will get colder in Bangor: highs are around 37°F and lows about 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

1
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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 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then stop by Christmas Spirit Shop, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bangor to Bar Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Camden

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, then look for gifts at Edgecomb Potters, and then admire the engineering at The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, view the masterpieces at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and finally browse the collection at Camden Public Library.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Camden journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Portland

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, and visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Portland are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.5
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.