11 days in Maine Itinerary

11 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
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Rockland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Visit St. Saviour's Church : and Ship Harbor Nature Trail for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Catherine Hill Winery (in Cherryfield) and Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery & Schoodic Point). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Path, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor road trip planning website.

Philadelphia to Bar Harbor is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect Bar Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

4
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Rockland

Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rockland Breakwater Light and Maine Maritime Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Camden Hills State Park and Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockland: Reid State Park (in Georgetown) and Doubling Point Lighthouse (in Arrowsic). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, and examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockland road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rockland, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Ogunquit

Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Footbridge Beach, and finally look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, stroll through Short Sands Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Sands Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit route planner.

Traveling by car from Rockland to Ogunquit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Rockland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ogunquit, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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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.