12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Ogunquit
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Ogunquit
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Footbridge Beach and Goose Rocks Beach. Visit Casco Bay and Kennebunk Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Ogunquit's surroundings by going to Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park (in Freeport) and Rising Tide Brewing Company (in Portland). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gooch's Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit trip planner.

Minneapolis to Ogunquit is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, Ogunquit is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Asticou Azalea Garden and Gorham Mountain Trail. Go for a jaunt from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor to see Winter Harbor 5&10 about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Frenchman Bay, hike along Great Head Trail, explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, and stroll through Echo Lake Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor vacation site.

Getting from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Ogunquit in May, plan for little chillier days in Bar Harbor, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Camden

— 4 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre and Cellardoor Winery. Relax by the water at Popham Beach State Park and Reid State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camden: Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde), Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory (in Prospect) and Owls Head Lighthouse (in Owls Head).

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Camden vacation maker site.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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.