31 days in Maine Itinerary

31 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
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Rockland
— 9 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 13 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 8 nights
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Rockland — 9 nights

Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rockland Breakwater Light and Farnsworth Art Museum. Visit Popham Beach State Park and Pemaquid Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockland: Bath (Maine Maritime Museum & South End Dog Park), Northport Landing Gallery & Espresso Bar (in Northport) and Pitcher Pond (in Camden). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, stop by Owls Head Lighthouse, take in the pleasant sights at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rockland sightseeing tool.

Minneapolis to Rockland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Rockland. In October, daytime highs in Rockland are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 13 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. St. Saviour's Church : and Egg Rock Light will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sand Beach and Little Hunters Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Chipman's Wharf (in Milbridge), Roque Bluffs State Park (in Roque Bluffs) and Jasper Beach (in Machiasport). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, and stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor vacation planning website.

You can drive from Rockland to Bar Harbor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Ogunquit.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Ogunquit — 8 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ogunquit Beach and Long Sands Beach. Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Head Light are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Scarborough (Higgins Beach & Ferry Beach), Casco Bay (in Portland) and South Portland (Fort Preble & Willard Beach). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Footbridge Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Drakes Island Beach, and cool off at Old Orchard Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ogunquit trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.