15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine itinerary planner

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
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Rockland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Phippsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 4 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Sand Beach and Echo Lake Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bar Harbor: Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor) and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse (in Bass Harbor). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Frenchman Bay, and don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

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New York City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Bar Harbor at 75°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Rockland

— 5 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Farnsworth Art Museum and Rockland Breakwater Light. Visiting Morning In Maine Boat Tour and Mount Battie will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Boothbay Harbor (Cabbage Island & Boothbay Region Land Trust), Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve (in New Harbor) and Bristol (Pemaquid Beach Park & Pemaquid Point Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Finnish Church and Heritage House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rockland tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rockland, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phippsburg.

Things to do in Rockland

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Phippsburg

— 1 night
Phippsburg is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States, on the west side of the mouth of the Kennebec River. On the 17th (Tue), kick back and relax at Reid State Park, then examine the collection at Maine Maritime Museum, and then stroll through Popham Beach State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Phippsburg holiday builder.

You can drive from Rockland to Phippsburg in 1.5 hours. In August in Phippsburg, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Phippsburg

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ogunquit Beach and Footbridge Beach. Get some cultural insight at Marginal Way Walkway and Nubble Lighthouse. Explore Ogunquit's surroundings by going to Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach), Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth) and Portland (Portland Observatory & Victoria Mansion). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, stroll through Short Sands Beach, kick back and relax at Long Sands Beach, and explore the world behind art at George Marshall Store Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ogunquit trip maker.

Getting from Phippsburg to Ogunquit by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.