8 days in Portland, Camden & Bar Harbor Itinerary

8 days in Portland, Camden & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Camden
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum and Maine Jewish Museum. Popular historic sites such as Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and Portland Head Light are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (in New Castle) and Brunswick (Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum & Bowdoin College Museum of Art). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Casco Bay, grab your bike and head to Eastern Promenade Trail, take in the local highlights with Beaten Path Tours, and admire the majestic nature at Two Lights State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portland trip planning website.

Chicago to Portland is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Portland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Portland reach 73°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Brunswick, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
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Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum ©
Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum
Eastern Promenade Trail ©
Eastern Promenade Trail
Bowdoin College Museum of Art ©
Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Camden

Camden ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of High Street Historic District, identify plant and animal life at Beech Hill Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Maine Lighthouse Museum, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Curtis Island Light, stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and then explore the world behind art at Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Camden online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Rockland, Beech Hill Reserve, Owls Head Transportation Museum, General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier
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High Street Historic District ©
High Street Historic District
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine Lighthouse Museum

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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Egg Rock Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, walk around Village Green, then trek along Bar Island Trails, and finally walk around Agamont Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Northeast Harbor, Otter Cliff
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Egg Rock Light ©
Egg Rock Light
Otter Cliff ©
Otter Cliff
Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails

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