36 days in Maine Itinerary

36 days in Maine Itinerary

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36 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Ogunquit
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Lubec
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Camden
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Detroit

6
nights
Ogunquit

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Marginal Way Walkway and Elizabeth Perkins House. Museum-lovers will get to explore Portland Head Light and Portland Observatory. Change things up with these side-trips from Ogunquit: Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach), Portland (Portland Museum of Art, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more) and Pine Point Beach (in Scarborough). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Short Sands Beach, explore the galleries of Old Gaol, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Ogunquit is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ogunquit, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portland, York, Wells, York Beach, Old Orchard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

4
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Popular historic sites such as Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and The Wilson Memorial Chapel are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maine Maritime Museum and First Parish Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boothbay Harbor: Rockland Breakwater Light (in Rockland), Maine Wildlife Park (in Gray) and Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Boothbay Region Historical Society Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor route planner.

Drive from Ogunquit to Boothbay Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lubec.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Boothbay, Rockland Breakwater Light, First Parish Church, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Popham Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park

7
nights
Lubec

Lubec ©
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at West Quoddy Head Light and Ruggles House. Step out of the city life by going to Quoddy Head State Park and Jasper Beach. Explore Lubec's surroundings by going to Great Wass Island Preserve (in Beals), Roque Bluffs State Park (in Roque Bluffs) and Machias Seal Island (in Jonesport). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bog Brook Cove Preserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Klondike Mountain, head off the coast to Beals Island, and see the interesting displays at McCurdy Smokehouse Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lubec trip planner .

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Lubec in 4.5 hours. July in Lubec sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Maine, Columbia Falls, Roque Bluffs State Park, Cobscook Bay State Park, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Quoddy Head State Park ©
Quoddy Head State Park
West Quoddy Head Light ©
West Quoddy Head Light
Great Wass Island Preserve ©
Great Wass Island Preserve

11
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Relax by the water at Sand Beach and Echo Lake Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Little Village Gifts. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor), Bass Harbor (Ship Harbor Nature Trail & Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse) and Southwest Harbor (Manset Little Farm & Wonderland Trail). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

Discover how to plan a Bar Harbor trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lubec to Bar Harbor in 2.5 hours. In July in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

7
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Owls Head Transportation Museum and Colby College Museum of Art. Get some historical perspective at Farnsworth Art Museum and Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum. Explore Camden's surroundings by going to Fort Halifax State Historic Site (in Winslow), Finnish Church and Heritage House (in South Thomaston) and Mt. Phillip (in Rome). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, browse the exhibits of Maine Lighthouse Museum, admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, and enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Camden trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bangor, Rockland, Owls Head, Prospect, Finnish Church and Heritage House
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

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