8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Tampa, Florida

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.
Kids will enjoy Ogunquit Beach and Old Orchard Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Marginal Way Walkway) and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, examine the collection at Portland Head Light, and enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Portland attractions planning website .

Tampa to Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in December, things will get colder in Portland: highs are around 37°F and lows about 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse, Old Orchard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Ducktrap River Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, then immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, and finally stop by French & Brawn Market Place.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Camden online journey maker .

Getting from Portland to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Ducktrap River Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
French & Brawn Market Place ©
French & Brawn Market Place

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for wildlife, trails, adventure, classes, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, and take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 21°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

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