9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  9​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Rockland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tampa

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 14th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and finally examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach, admire the natural beauty at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, and then stroll around Agamont Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor attractions planning app .

Tampa to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tampa in November, with highs in Bar Harbor at 46°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden
Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for gifts at French & Brawn Market Place, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ducktrap River Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pitcher Pond, then do a tasting at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, and finally don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Camden vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Camden sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Rockland.

Things to do in Camden

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Ducktrap River Park
Highlights from your plan
Pitcher Pond ©
Pitcher Pond
Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery ©
Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery
Curtis Island Light ©
Curtis Island Light

2
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. RHEAL Day Spa has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sun), go for a walk through Finnish Church and Heritage House, explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, then examine the collection at Sail Power and Steam Museum, then look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, and finally make a trip to Haynes Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at RHEAL Day Spa and then enjoy the sea views from Rockland Breakwater Light.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rockland trip itinerary builder website .

Rockland is just a short distance from Camden. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Finnish Church and Heritage House, Haynes Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Sail Power and Steam Museum ©
Sail Power and Steam Museum
RHEAL Day Spa ©
RHEAL Day Spa

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Popham Beach State Park and Footbridge Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Reid State Park and Casco Bay. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, and sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Portland driving holiday planner.

Drive from Rockland to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Footbridge Beach, Popham Beach State Park, Reid State Park
Highlights from your plan
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
Reid State Park ©
Reid State Park
Maine Mead Works ©
Maine Mead Works

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