9 days in Maine & New Hampshire Itinerary

9 days in Maine & New Hampshire Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
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North Conway
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Camden
— 1 night

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Portland

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach, Marginal Way Walkway, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland vacation planning tool.

New York City to Portland is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, Portland is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Mt. Washington Auto Road and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge, then admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths, and finally admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the North Conway trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Portland to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in North Conway can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in North Conway

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Mt. Washington Auto Road ©
Mt. Washington Auto Road
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from Bar Harbor with a short trip to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, cruise along Park Loop Road, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Abbe Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor day trip tool.

You can drive from North Conway to Bar Harbor in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

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Camden

Camden ©
On the 5th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Camden trip tool.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery

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