16 days in Maine Itinerary

16 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine journey maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Camden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 4 nights
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Camden

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Camden side-trips: Port Clyde (Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum & Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Gallery).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Camden driving holiday planning app.

San Diego to Camden is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in July since evenings lows in Camden dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 5 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bar Harbor: Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor) and Chipman's Wharf (in Milbridge). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and stroll through Gorham Mountain Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 3 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Boothbay Harbor: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol), Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg) and Rockland Breakwater Light (in Rockland). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Dirty Bird Pottery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ogunquit: Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth), Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach) and Portland (Allagash Brewing Company, Portland Observatory, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, and explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit journey app.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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.