8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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 Popham Beach State Park and Fortunes Rocks Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Portland Head Light and Marginal Way Walkway. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Drakes Island Beach (in Wells). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and kick back and relax at Pine Point Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland itinerary planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Portland is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Portland are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, Marginal Way Walkway, Portland Head Light, Drakes Island Beach, Pine Point Beach
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Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

1
night
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, head off the coast to Cabbage Island, and then identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Portland to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

The Wilson Memorial Chapel
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Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
The Wilson Memorial Chapel ©
The Wilson Memorial Chapel

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pitcher Pond, and then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Camden day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Boothbay Harbor in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Camden: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cellardoor Winery, Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Pitcher Pond ©
Pitcher Pond
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Acadia National Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor travel route tool .

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Gorham Mountain Trail
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail

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