8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Camden
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Nashville

2
nights
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 28th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then admire the masterpieces at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Abacus, and finally kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Perkins Cove, see the interesting displays at USS Albacore Museum, then contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit trip planner .

Nashville to Ogunquit is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In September, Ogunquit is slightly colder than Nashville - with highs of 74°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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.
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach, steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, then don't miss a visit to Portland Observatory, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Bull Moose Music, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Popham State Historic Site.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Portland online day trip planner .

Getting from Ogunquit to Portland by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

South Portland, Old Orchard Beach, Fort Popham State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse ©
Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Portland Breakwater Lighthouse ©
Portland Breakwater Lighthouse

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Appreciate the collections at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Farnsworth Art Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and High Street Historic District. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, make a trip to Curtis Island Light, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chestnut Street Baptist Church, and immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Camden road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Portland to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Farnsworth Art Museum, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

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