8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Portland
— 1 night
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Rockland
— 2 nights
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Camden
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, then stroll through Casco Bay, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Portland Observatory, then examine the collection at Maine Jewish Museum, then see the interesting displays at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Chicago to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Portland reach 73°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
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Wadsworth-Longfellow House ©
Wadsworth-Longfellow House
Fishing Charters & Tours
Victoria Mansion ©
Victoria Mansion

2
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Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. On the 7th (Mon), explore the galleries of Farnsworth Art Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Rockland Breakwater Light, and finally examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, then cast your line with Morning In Maine Boat Tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Boothbay Railway Village.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rockland trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Rockland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Owls Head, Boothbay Railway Village
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Rockland Breakwater Light ©
Rockland Breakwater Light

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Camden

Camden ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, then stop by High Street Historic District, and finally stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre.

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Camden is just a short distance from Rockland. In September, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
High Street Historic District ©
High Street Historic District
Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre
Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre

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nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sand Beach and Asticou Azalea Garden. Step out of the city life by going to Ocean Path and Carriage Roads. The adventure continues: hike along Bubble Rock, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, walk around Village Green, and take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Azalea Garden
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Great Head Trail ©
Great Head Trail
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail

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