8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine journey builder

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Make it your trip
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive
3
Portland
— 4 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, then kick back and relax at Sand Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor planning site.

Ottawa, Canada to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Camden

— 1 night
On the 4th (Tue), look for gifts at French & Brawn Market Place, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, steep yourself in history at Farnsworth Art Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and finally view the masterpieces at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Camden online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Camden sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Nature · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 nights

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.
Visiting Popham Beach State Park and Old Orchard Beach will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Marginal Way Walkway and Ogunquit Beach. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Maine Wildlife Park (in Gray) and Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, explore the landscape on two wheels at Beth Condon Pathway, and see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Portland route app.

Drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Portland, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.6
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.