8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
York
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Houston

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at High Street Historic District. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Maine State Prison Store, visit a coastal fixture at Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, then learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, and finally take in the views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

For maps and tourist information, read our Camden vacation builder tool .

Houston to Camden is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, Camden is much colder than Houston - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Owls Head, Maine State Prison Store, Cellardoor Winery, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Maine Lighthouse Museum
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Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine Lighthouse Museum
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Gorham Mountain Trail and Abbe Museum. Visiting Schoodic Peninsula and Bubble Rock will get you outdoors. Step out of Bar Harbor with an excursion to US Bells in Prospect Harbor--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Azalea Garden, US Bells
Highlights from your plan
Bubble Rock ©
Bubble Rock
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
Asticou Azalea Garden ©
Asticou Azalea Garden

2
nights
York

York ©
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. On the 25th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, kick back and relax at Parson's Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wells Reserve at Laudholm. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Footbridge Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our York road trip planning site .

Drive from Bar Harbor to York in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Bar Harbor in June, expect nights in York to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Parsons Beach, Wells Reserve at Laudholm
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Wells Reserve at Laudholm ©
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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