8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kennebunkport
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Camden day trip website .

New York City to Camden is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Camden hover around 74°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Maine Lighthouse Museum, Owls Head Lighthouse
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Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine Lighthouse Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse 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. Get some cultural insight at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History and Ship Harbor Nature Trail. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Abbe Museum. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor journey planner.

Getting from Camden to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Ship Harbor Nature Trail ©
Ship Harbor Nature Trail

3
nights
Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at Abacus and Compliments. You'll get in some beach time at Goose Rocks Beach and Ogunquit Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Gooch's Beach, kick back and relax at Kennebunk Beach, stop by Scalawags Pet Boutique, and identify plant and animal life at Wells Reserve at Laudholm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kennebunkport online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Kennebunkport takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Bar Harbor in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kennebunkport, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Gooch's Beach, Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Highlights from your plan
Wells Reserve at Laudholm ©
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Kennebunk Beach ©
Kennebunk Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway

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