12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine travel route planner

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Winter Harbor
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Winter Harbor
Drive
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 3 nights
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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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point and then take in the exciting artwork at Whopaints Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Winter Harbor trip itinerary builder app.

Washington DC to Winter Harbor is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Winter Harbor at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights

First Eastern 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cadillac Mountain and Sand Beach. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, look for all kinds of wild species at Indian Point Blagden Preserve, and trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park holiday 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 · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Shore Path and Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, and examine the collection at Abbe Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor visit planner.

Bar Harbor is just a short distance from Acadia National Park. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf · Tours

Camden

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and finally wander the streets of High Street Historic District.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Camden trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Camden

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abacus and PANACHE FINE JEWELRY AND ART GALLERY. Museum-lovers will get to explore Compliments and Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogunquit: L.L. Bean Factory Store (in Freeport) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Footbridge Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ogunquit road trip site.

You can drive from Camden to Ogunquit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Camden in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ogunquit: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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.