8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Winter Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Houston

1
night
Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor
Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Works of Hand, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, then view the masterpieces at Chapter Two Art Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Grindstone Neck of Maine.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Winter Harbor vacation planning site .

Houston to Winter Harbor is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Houston in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Winter Harbor: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trip

Chapter Two Art Gallery

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 10th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, then view the masterpieces at Little Village Gifts, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and finally go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online vacation planner .

Getting from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor by car takes about an hour. In July in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
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. On the 12th (Fri), stop by Owls Head Lighthouse, explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chestnut Street Baptist Church, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Camden trip planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Owls Head Lighthouse, Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

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.
Visit Ogunquit Beach and Old Orchard Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Portland Head Light and Marginal Way Walkway. Venture out of the city with trips to Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit), Wells Auto Museum (in Wells) and Compliments (in Kennebunkport). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at L.L. Bean Factory Store and enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portland road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Camden to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Wells Auto Museum, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, L.L. Bean Factory Store, Compliments
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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