11 days in Maine Itinerary

11 days in Maine Itinerary

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11 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Bangor
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ogunquit
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Washington DC

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hours
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. On the 25th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Paul Bunyan Statue and then identify plant and animal life at Orono Bog Boardwalk.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bangor route maker tool .

Washington DC to Bangor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Bangor to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Orono Bog Boardwalk
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Orono Bog Boardwalk ©
Orono Bog Boardwalk
Paul Bunyan Statue ©
Paul Bunyan Statue

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Acadia National Park and Sand Beach. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and take a peaceful walk through Indian Point Blagden Preserve.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip website .

Traveling by car from Bangor to Bar Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Indian Point Blagden Preserve
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Popham Beach State Park and Mount Battie. Popular historic sites such as Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Finnish Church and Heritage House are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Rockland Breakwater Light in Rockland (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, stop by Dirty Bird Pottery, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boothbay, Popham Beach State Park, Rockland Breakwater Light, Mount Battie, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park

3
nights
Ogunquit

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Marginal Way Walkway and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Ogunquit Beach and Wells Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth), Portland Observatory (in Portland) and Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and head outdoors with Fisherman's Walk.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ogunquit trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portland Head Light, Fisherman's Walk, Nubble Lighthouse, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Wells Beach
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Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

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