8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland
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Portland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Camden
— 2 nights
Fly

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Portland

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Bowdoin College (in Brunswick), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Marginal Way Walkway). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at The Maine Brew Bus, examine the collection at Maine Jewish Museum, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland vacation website.

Phoenix to Portland is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Portland. Traveling from Phoenix in November, things will get much colder in Portland: highs are around 49°F and lows about 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, then trek along Great Head Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:

Camden

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Farnsworth Art Museum, go for a walk through Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Haynes Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then look for gifts at FIORE Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Camden driving holiday app.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Camden sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

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.