9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  9​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, then cruise along Park Loop Road, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

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

Kansas City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Bar Harbor is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in September; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 8th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Camden tour planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Camden are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Nature Parks 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
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, then enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then steep yourself in history at The Wilson Memorial Chapel. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and then head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Camden to Boothbay Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Boothbay, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, & more). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, and stroll through Old Orchard Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Nubble Lighthouse, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

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