8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway & Perkins Cove). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, grab your bike and head to Spring Point Shoreway, don't miss a visit to United States Custom House, and learn insider's secrets on The Maine Brew Bus.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland online trip planner.

Chicago to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect little chillier with lows of 43°F in Portland. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse, Spring Point Shoreway, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
The Maine Brew Bus ©
The Maine Brew Bus

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Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 25th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, trek along Porters Preserve, and then walk around South End Dog Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Abacus Gallery, get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, then enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the long history of The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor journey builder app.

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. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Porters Preserve, South End Dog Park, The Wilson Memorial Chapel, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Cap'n Fish's Cruises ©
Cap'n Fish's Cruises
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

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Camden

Camden ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, then walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and finally don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Camden trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre
Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): cruise along Park Loop Road, then get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads, and finally explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then look for gifts at Christmas Spirit Shop, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

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