9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Old Orchard Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

4
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Visiting Mount Desert Island and Shore Path will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Little Hunters Beach and Sand Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, and explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Acadia National Park trip planner.

Philadelphia to Acadia National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: high temperatures in Acadia National Park hover around 76°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bar Harbor
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Camden trip planner .

Getting from Acadia National Park to Camden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boothbay.

Things to do in Camden

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Cellardoor Winery
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery

few
hours
Boothbay

Boothbay ©
Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 19th (Thu), stop by Enchantments and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Boothbay trip planner .

Drive from Camden to Boothbay in an hour. In July in Boothbay, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Old Orchard Beach.

Things to do in Boothbay

Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Enchantments
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Enchantments ©
Enchantments

3
nights
Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Ogunquit Beach and Wells Beach. Portland Head Light and Portland Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Old Orchard Beach: Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Marginal Way Walkway). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Old Orchard Beach trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Boothbay to Old Orchard Beach takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Old Orchard Beach are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Old Orchard Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Wells Beach, Portland Head Light, Portland Museum of Art, Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse
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Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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