8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Compliments, then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portland travel route planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Portland is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Portland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Compliments, Old Orchard Beach, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

1
night
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head off the coast to Cabbage Island and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor attractions planning tool .

Drive from Portland to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. July in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Cabbage Island ©
Cabbage Island

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Camden online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Camden in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Boothbay Harbor in July, you will find days in Camden are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Owls Head Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park

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 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, then cruise along Park Loop Road, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and then head off the coast to Mount Desert Island.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

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