43 days in Maine Itinerary

43 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine travel route planner

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Ogunquit
— 11 nights
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Rockland
— 10 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 13 nights
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Bangor
— 8 nights
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Ogunquit

— 11 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wells Beach and Maine Wildlife Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ogunquit Beach and Long Sands Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogunquit: Scarborough (Memorial Park, Higgins Beach, &more), Portland (Commercial Street, Eastern Promenade Trail, &more) and Food Tours (in Boothbay Harbor). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, kick back and relax at Mother's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drakes Island Beach, and view the masterpieces at Abacus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit trip itinerary app.

New York City to Ogunquit is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June, Ogunquit is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Rockland

— 10 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Rockland Breakwater Light. Kids will enjoy Camden Hills State Park and Farnsworth Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockland: The Wilson Memorial Chapel (in East Boothbay), Bath (South End Dog Park, Maine Maritime Museum, &more) and Boothbay Harbor (Boothbay Region Land Trust & Cabbage Island). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Popham Beach State Park, take a stroll through High Street Historic District, look for gifts at Maine State Prison Store, and examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Rockland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in July, you will find days in Rockland are little chillier (74°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 13 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bring the kids along to Shore Path and Carriage Roads. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sand Beach and Echo Lake Beach. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Bass Harbor (Ship Harbor Nature Trail & Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse), Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery, Winter Harbor 5&10, &more) and Wonderland Trail (in Southwest Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Ocean Path, stroll around Village Green, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Head Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor tour site.

Getting from Rockland to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Bangor

— 8 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory and Stonington Village. Kids will enjoy Cole Land Transportation Museum and Mount Hope Garden Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Bangor side-trips: Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies (in Deer Isle), Spring Woods Gallery (in Sullivan) and Greenville (Moosehead Lake, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at Maine Discovery Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Stephen King's House, pause for some photo ops at Paul Bunyan Statue, and stroll around Bucksport Waterfront Walkway.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bangor vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Bangor sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.6
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.