5 days in Maine Itinerary

5 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine travel route planner

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Rockland
— 1 night
Drive
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Phippsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Wells
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads. Keep things going the next day: trek along Ocean Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

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Chicago to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect Bar Harbor to be little chillier, temps between 37°F and 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Rockland

— 1 night
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. On the 20th (Sat), shop like a local with Owls Head Lighthouse, admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Rockland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Rockland sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Phippsburg.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Phippsburg

— 1 night
Phippsburg is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States, on the west side of the mouth of the Kennebec River. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Popham Beach State Park, then see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Doubling Point Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Reid State Park.

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Traveling by car from Rockland to Phippsburg takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Wells.

Things to do in Phippsburg

Outdoors · Beaches · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Wells

— 1 night
Wells is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, and then look for gifts at Kittery Trading Post.

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Traveling by car from Phippsburg to Wells takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wells

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Maine travel guide

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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.