9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Midland

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 11th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, then visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum, identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and then step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary builder site .

Midland to Boothbay Harbor is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Boothbay, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine Maritime Museum
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 13th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Farnsworth Art Museum, admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Camden road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Boothbay Harbor in July, expect nights in Camden to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 14th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, then cruise along Park Loop Road, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor online route planner .

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Azalea Garden
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

3
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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, & more). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory, cool off at Old Orchard Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

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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 July, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse, Old Orchard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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