5 days in Maine Itinerary

5 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
— 1 night


Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Winter Harbor (Whopaints & Schoodic Point). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens.

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

Tampa to Bar Harbor is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, Bar Harbor is a bit cooler than Tampa - with highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor — 1 night

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, head off the coast to Cabbage Island, then go for a walk through Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Ogunquit — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
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Maine travel guide

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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.