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 Long Sands Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ogunquit Beach and Short Sands Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogunquit: Portland (Commercial Street, Eastern Promenade Trail, &more), Scarborough (Memorial Park, Higgins Beach, &more) and Maine Wildlife Park (in Gray). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kennebunk Beach, explore the world behind art at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, stroll through Mother's Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ogunquit online itinerary builder.

New York City to Ogunquit is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Ogunquit reach 75°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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 Camden Hills State Park. Kids will enjoy Rockland Breakwater Light and Reid State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockland: Boothbay Harbor (Boothbay Region Land Trust & Cabbage Island), The Wilson Memorial Chapel (in East Boothbay) and Bath (South End Dog Park, Maine Maritime Museum, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, kick back and relax at Popham Beach State Park, 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 Ocean Path. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sand Beach and Little Hunters 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: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, hike along Great Head Trail, and stroll through Carriage Roads.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bar Harbor trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Rockland to Bar Harbor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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 Maine Discovery Museum. Kids will enjoy Cole Land Transportation Museum and Paul Bunyan Statue. 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 Stonington Village (in Stonington). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, contemplate the waterfront views at Moosehead Lake, admire the majestic nature at Lily Bay State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Katahdin Cruises and Moosehead Marine Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangor trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Bangor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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.