8 days in Portland, Camden & Bar Harbor Itinerary

8 days in Portland, Camden & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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Portland
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Camden
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor
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Portland

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum and Maine Jewish Museum. Popular historic sites such as Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Bowdoin College Museum of Art (in Brunswick) and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (in New Castle). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Beaten Path Tours, steep yourself in history at Fort Gorges, take an in-depth tour of Tate House Museum, and examine the collection at South Portland Historical Society Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland online visit planner.

Chicago to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Portland reach 73°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Camden

Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of High Street Historic District, identify plant and animal life at Beech Hill Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Maine Lighthouse Museum, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Curtis Island Light, stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and then explore the world behind art at Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Camden online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Egg Rock Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, walk around Village Green, then trek along Bar Island Trails, and finally walk around Agamont Park.

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

Getting from Camden to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Egg Rock Light ©
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Egg Rock Light
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Otter Cliff ©
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Otter Cliff
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Bar Island Trails ©
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Bar Island Trails
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