8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Cadillac Mountain and Ocean Path. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Seal Cove Auto Museum and The Christmas Vacation Shop. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Acadia National Park, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor tour planner.

Washington DC to Bar Harbor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get little chillier in Bar Harbor: highs are around 75°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, contemplate the long history of Farnsworth Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and finally stop by French & Brawn Market Place.

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Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Camden sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Owls Head Transportation Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum
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Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Compliments and Scalawags Pet Boutique. Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Ogunquit Beach) and Wells Beach (in Wells). There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Portland Head Light, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Kennebunkport, Fishing Charters & Tours, Wells Beach, Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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