7 days in Maine Itinerary

7 days in Maine Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
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Camden
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
4
Bangor
— 1 night

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Portland

Portland ©

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more) and Nubble Lighthouse (in York). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland tour itinerary maker.

Newark to Portland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Portland is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 33°F and lows of 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then look for gifts at French & Brawn Market Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co, explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and finally admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Camden trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Camden, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park

1
night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, then get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road, and finally make a trip to Harbourside Drive.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor road trip planning app.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Harbourside Drive ©
Harbourside Drive

1
night
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail, see the interesting displays at Cole Land Transportation Museum, then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Orono Bog Boardwalk.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bangor trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Bar Harbor to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bangor when traveling from Bar Harbor in January, with lows around 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Orono Bog Boardwalk ©
Orono Bog Boardwalk
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum

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