12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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12 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Winter Harbor
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ogunquit
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Washington DC

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Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor ©
Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Winter Harbor trip site .

Washington DC to Winter Harbor is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Winter Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Whopaints Gallery ©
Whopaints Gallery

3
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Escape the urban bustle at Cadillac Mountain and Sand Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, trek along Gorham Mountain Trail, explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, and grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Acadia National Park trip planner .

Getting from Winter Harbor to Acadia National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Acadia National Park can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Indian Point Blagden Preserve
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Acadia National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, get engrossed in the history at Abbe Museum, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor online travel planner .

Bar Harbor is just a short distance from Acadia National Park. In June in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Abbe Museum ©
Abbe Museum
Compass Harbor Trail ©
Compass Harbor Trail

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, and finally take a stroll through High Street Historic District.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Camden trip planning app .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Camden sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Camden

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
High Street Historic District ©
High Street Historic District

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Perkins Cove and Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Head to L.L. Bean Factory Store and Panache Fine Jewelry and Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Ogunquit: Compliments (in Kennebunkport) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, stroll through Footbridge Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and take in the exciting artwork at Abacus.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ogunquit trip planner .

Getting from Camden to Ogunquit by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Camden in June, expect nights in Ogunquit to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Compliments, L.L. Bean Factory Store, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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