12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Train to Wells
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Wells
— 4 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rockland
— 2 nights
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Wells

Wells is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Wells Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Marginal Way Walkway and St. Ann's Episcopal Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Wells with a short trip to Goose Rocks Beach in Cape Porpoise, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Long Sands Beach, cruise along Ocean Ave, look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store, and head outdoors with Fisherman's Walk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wells trip planner.

Columbus to Wells is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus in July, plan for little chillier nights in Wells, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Wells

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Carriage Roads will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Sand Beach and Gorham Mountain Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bar Harbor: Tea Maineia (in Winterport), Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor) and Wonderland Trail (in Southwest Harbor). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Flying Mountain Hiking Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bar Island Trails, and steep yourself in history at St. Saviour's Church :.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor itinerary planning app.

Drive from Wells to Bar Harbor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Wells in August, plan for little chillier days in Bar Harbor, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Rockland

Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, then learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, and finally make a trip to Curtis Island Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Farnsworth Art Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockland journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Rockland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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.