9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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Drive to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Camden
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 5 nights
Fly to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Drive to Dayton

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Camden

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stop by French & Brawn Market Place, learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, and then don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light. On your second day here, make a trip to Vesper Hill Children's Chapel, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then explore the galleries of Farnsworth Art Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Camden holiday planning tool.

Dayton to Camden is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dayton in April, expect Camden to be little chillier, temps between 49°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Nature · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, and then hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. On your second day here, stroll through Ocean Path, then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, and then stroll through Sand Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor online tour planner.

Drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Ogunquit (Ogunquit Beach, Uniques and Antiques, &more), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Long Sands Beach (in York Beach). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at The Maine Brew Bus, don't miss a visit to United States Custom House, head off the coast to Casco Bay Islands, and enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip app.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Portland are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.