9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kennebunkport
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Attractions like Shore Path and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, and look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip planning app .

Los Angeles to Bar Harbor is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Bar Harbor, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Bar Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Curtis Island Light, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, and then immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Camden trip planner .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Nature Parks
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Curtis Island Light ©
Curtis Island Light

1
night
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor road trip planning app .

You can drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Family-friendly places like Ogunquit Beach and Old Orchard Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Kennebunkport: Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth) and Portland Museum of Art (in Portland). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wells Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kennebunkport online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Kennebunkport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kennebunkport can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Portland Museum of Art, Nubble Lighthouse, Old Orchard Beach, Wells Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach

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