5 days in Maine Itinerary

5 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
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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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll through Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, steep yourself in history at St. Saviour's Church :, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Fargo to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fargo to Bar Harbor is 1 hour. While traveling from Fargo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bar Harbor, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Trails

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On the 15th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, explore the galleries of Farnsworth Art Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park.

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You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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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.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll through Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Getting from Camden to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Portland, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Maine travel guide

Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
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.