8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Midland

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Portland Observatory, then see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, and finally explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Portland online journey planner .

Midland to Portland is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Midland to Portland is 1 hour. When traveling from Midland in May, plan for much colder days in Portland, with highs around 64°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Portland Head Light
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Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach

1
night
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): head off the coast to Cabbage Island and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Boothbay Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), explore the galleries of Farnsworth Art Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and finally look for gifts at French & Brawn Market Place.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Camden trip builder site .

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Camden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Boothbay Harbor in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Camden, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Farnsworth Art Museum
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

3
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 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, then explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Whopaints Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, then stop by Winter Harbor 5&10, and finally cruise along Park Loop Road.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Winter Harbor, Acadia National Park
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Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

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