8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Bangor
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

few
hours
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. On the 15th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery and then see the interesting displays at Cole Land Transportation Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangor road trip tool .

Philadelphia to Bangor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in September, with highs in Bangor at 73°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Ship Harbor Nature Trail and The Seal Cove Auto Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Egg Rock Light and Asticou Azalea Garden. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Abbe Museum, stroll around Village Green, step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, and trek along Gorham Mountain Trail.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Asticou Azalea Garden, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, Gorham Mountain Trail
Highlights from your plan
Asticou Azalea Garden ©
Asticou Azalea Garden
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Ship Harbor Nature Trail ©
Ship Harbor Nature Trail

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, then appreciate the history behind Andre the Seal Statue, and finally stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and finally steep yourself in history at High Street Historic District.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Camden trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Camden sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Owls Head, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Maine Lighthouse Museum, Cellardoor Winery, Andre the Seal Statue
Highlights from your plan
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine Lighthouse Museum

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Wadsworth-Longfellow House, then examine the collection at Portland Head Light, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Shipyard Brewing Company. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Reid State Park, then make a trip to Doubling Point Lighthouse, then explore the world behind art at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and finally learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Portland holiday builder site .

You can drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Portland Head Light, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Reid State Park, Doubling Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse ©
Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
Bowdoin College Museum of Art ©
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Reid State Park ©
Reid State Park

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