12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine itinerary planner

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Camden
— 2 nights
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Ogunquit
— 3 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bar Harbor: Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery, Schoodic Point, &more). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens.

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Bar Harbor is an approximately 17-hour car ride. Traveling from Kalamazoo in July, expect nights in Bar Harbor to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Camden

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, then immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, and finally stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and then kick back and relax at Pitcher Pond.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Camden trip maker site.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Camden sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Portland (Allagash Brewing Company & The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception) and Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wells Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit online tour planner.

Getting from Camden to Ogunquit by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Camden in July: highs in Ogunquit hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 3 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Step out of Boothbay Harbor to go to Phippsburg and see Popham Beach State Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, steep yourself in history at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and stroll through Porters Preserve.

Before you visit Boothbay Harbor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Boothbay Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.