8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
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Portland

The Forest City

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.
Maine Jewish Museum and Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Casco Bay and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Wells Beach (in Wells) and St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and trek along Back Cove Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portland online vacation maker.

Nashville to Portland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Portland. Traveling from Nashville in November, things will get little chillier in Portland: highs are around 49°F and lows about 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Gift Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, then take in the exciting artwork at Abacus Gallery, and finally take a stroll around Opera House at Boothbay Harbor.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor day trip app.

You can 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. In November in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Shopping · Parks · Nightlife · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): trek along Great Head Trail, then take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Little Village Gifts. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach, then examine the collection at Wendell Gilley Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in November, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Camden

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stop by French & Brawn Market Place, take in the exciting artwork at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co, then admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Fawcetts Art/Antiques Toy Museum, and finally do a tasting at Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Camden sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Camden are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.