12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 5 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. Bar Harbor is known for wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and get outside with Osprey.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor online trip itinerary planner.

Savannah to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Savannah in May: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 3 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Popham Beach State Park and Reid State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Camden (Pitcher Pond & Mount Battie). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Nickels-Sortwell House, head off the coast to Cabbage Island, and stop by Five Islands Farm.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 5 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ogunquit Beach and Wells Beach. Explore Ogunquit's surroundings by going to Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach), Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth) and Portland (Portland Observatory & The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, stop by Mainely Murders Bookstore, enjoy the sand and surf at Short Sands Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ogunquit tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough 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.