12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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12 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  9​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Ogunquit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Wiscasset
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Tampa

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 in touch with nature at Acadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor vacation planner.

Tampa to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July, Bar Harbor is slightly colder than Tampa - with highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Schoodic Point
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Perkins Cove and W. Robert Paine Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Ogunquit Beach and Long Sands Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogunquit: Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach) and Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, and examine the collection at Wells Auto Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ogunquit trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Bar Harbor in July, expect nights in Ogunquit to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Wiscasset.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wells, W. Robert Paine Gallery, Long Sands Beach, Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse
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Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

4
nights
Wiscasset

Wiscasset ©
Wiscasset is a town in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Maine, in the United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Farnsworth Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as Rockland Breakwater Light and Nickels-Sortwell House are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Wiscasset side-trips: Phippsburg (Popham Beach State Park & Fort Popham State Historic Site), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay) and Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, stop by Maine State Prison Store, explore the historical opulence of Castle Tucker, and examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wiscasset route planner.

Getting from Ogunquit to Wiscasset by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wiscasset

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Phippsburg, Rockland, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

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