9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

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

1
night
York

York ©
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our York trip planner.

Chicago to York is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to York. Expect a bit cooler evenings in York when traveling from Chicago in September, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in York

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, When Pigs Fly Company Store
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Acadia National Park and Village Green. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, and look for gifts at Christmas Spirit Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip tool .

Traveling by car from York to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cadillac Mountain
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Frenchman Bay ©
Frenchman Bay
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Smiling Cow, then stroll through Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Camden tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Camden, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Owls Head, Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Cellardoor Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

1
night
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Burnt Island Lighthouse and then admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

Start your trip to Boothbay Harbor by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Burnt Island Lighthouse ©
Burnt Island Lighthouse

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