8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine holiday planner
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Camden
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Boothbay Harbor
— 4 nights
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York
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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 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Saviour's Church, head outdoors with Bar Harbor Bike Shop, stroll through Bar Island Trails, then look for gifts at Sherman's Books & Stationery, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor journey planner.

Portland to Bar Harbor is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Acadia National Park.
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Acadia National Park road trip planning website.

Acadia National Park is just a short distance from Bar Harbor. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Camden.
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Camden

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Camden day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Camden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Camden sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Boothbay Harbor.
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Boothbay Harbor — 4 nights

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Relax by the water at Popham Beach State Park and Reid State Park. Get some historical perspective at Portland Head Light and Rockland Breakwater Light. Explore Boothbay Harbor's surroundings by going to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in New Harbor), Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath) and L.L. Bean Factory Store (in Freeport). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, head off the coast to Cabbage Island, wander the streets of Old Port, and step into the grandiose world of Castle Tucker.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Camden to Boothbay Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to York.
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York

York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Ogunquit Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the York trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.
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Maine travel guide

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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.
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