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 45​min
2
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Casco Bay. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Maine Historical Society, then steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, then stroll through Higgins Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland online visit 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Portland is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: highs in Portland hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

South Portland, Portland Head Light, Higgins Beach
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Wadsworth-Longfellow House ©
Wadsworth-Longfellow House
Fishing Charters & Tours
Higgins Beach ©
Higgins Beach

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 14th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge, stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through High Street Historic District, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then explore the galleries of Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, and finally look for gifts at Maine State Prison Store.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Camden trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Portland to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Portland in July: highs in Camden hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Southwest Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Owls Head Transportation Museum, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Maine State Prison Store, Penobscot Narrows Bridge
Highlights from your plan
High Street Historic District ©
High Street Historic District
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum

2
nights
Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Southwest Harbor ©
Southwest Harbor is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 16th (Tue), hike along Wonderland Trail, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and then stroll through Beech Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): hike along Bubble Rock, then enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ship Harbor Nature Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Southwest Harbor tour website .

Traveling by car from Camden to Southwest Harbor takes 2 hours. In July in Southwest Harbor, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Southwest Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Wonderland Trail ©
Wonderland Trail
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Ship Harbor Nature Trail ©
Ship Harbor Nature Trail

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