9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip itinerary planner

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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Boothbay
— 1 night
Drive
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Old Orchard Beach
— 3 nights
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights

First Eastern 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 Cadillac Mountain and Gorham Mountain Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: trek along Precipice Trail, cruise along Park Loop Road, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park trip maker website.

New York City to Acadia National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Acadia National Park at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Camden

— 1 night
On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to Curtis Island Light, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, then immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, and finally take a stroll through High Street Historic District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Camden trip site.

Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Camden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Boothbay.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Boothbay

— 1 night
Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Boothbay Railway Village, identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and then step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boothbay trip builder.

Traveling by car from Camden to Boothbay takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Boothbay are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Old Orchard Beach.

Things to do in Boothbay

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Old Orchard Beach

— 3 nights
Old Orchard Beach is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Maine, United States. Visit Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Head Light for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Portland Museum of Art and Victoria Mansion. Change things up with these side-trips from Old Orchard Beach: Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Hampton Beach State Park (in Hampton) and Ogunquit (Footbridge Beach, Perkins Cove, &more). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach and take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Old Orchard Beach vacation planner.

You can drive from Boothbay to Old Orchard Beach in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Old Orchard Beach are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Old Orchard Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.