6 days in Maine Itinerary

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

Bar Harbor is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor route planning website.

Montreal, Canada to Bar Harbor is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Montreal in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Bar Harbor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Camden.
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Camden — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then see the interesting displays at Project Puffin Visitor Center, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Camden road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Portland.
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Portland — 2 nights

The Forest City

Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove. On your second day here, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Portland day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Camden to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Portland sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough 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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