9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Camden
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
Fly to Greater Rochester International Airport, Drive to Dansville

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 9th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, and finally trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor journey app.

Dansville to Bar Harbor is an approximately 11-hour car ride. While traveling from Dansville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bar Harbor, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Camden

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Farnsworth Art Museum, then do a tasting at Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pitcher Pond, and finally admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Camden trip planning app.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 nights

The Forest City

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.
Attractions like Marginal Way Walkway and Ogunquit Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Portland with a short trip to Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: take advantage of the amenities at Old Orchard Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, take in panoramic vistas at Portland Observatory, and sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portland road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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.