60 days in Maine Itinerary

60 days in Maine Itinerary

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60 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Bangor
— 9 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Camden
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Boothbay Harbor
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Ogunquit
— 12 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Newark

9
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Mount Hope Garden Cemetery and Fort Knox State Historic Site are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Chapter Two Art Gallery and The Blue Hill Wine Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangor: Spring Woods Gallery (in Sullivan), Hancock (Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show, Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, & more) and Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery & Works of Hand). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Holbrook Island Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Moosehead Lake, and take an in-depth tour of Moosehead Historical Society.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bangor trip planning site .

Newark to Bangor is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in July, things will get slightly colder in Bangor: highs are around 80°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenville, Hancock, Winter Harbor, Columbia Falls, Prospect
Highlights from your plan
Jasper Beach ©
Jasper Beach
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

14
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Popular historic sites such as Egg Rock Light and Sieur de Monts Spring are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies and Eclipse Gallery. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse (in Bass Harbor), Wonderland Trail (in Southwest Harbor) and Stonington Village (in Stonington). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Sand Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor vacation maker website .

You can drive from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Bangor in July, expect nights in Bar Harbor to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Deer Isle, Asticou Azalea Garden, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

13
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Shop till you drop at Owls Head Lighthouse and Fairfield Antiques Mall. You'll explore and learn at Owls Head Transportation Museum and Farnsworth Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Camden side-trips: Rome (French Mountain's & Mt. Phillip), Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde) and Tree Spirits (in Oakland). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, take in the exciting artwork at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co, enjoy the sand and surf at Pitcher Pond, and learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Camden day trip planning site .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Owls Head, Rockport, Rockland, Lincolnville, Rome
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

11
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Head to L.L. Bean Factory Store and Bath Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Georgetown Pottery and Abacus Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Boothbay Harbor side-trips: Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse & La Verna Preserve), Maine State Museum (in Augusta) and Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site (in New Harbor). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, enjoy the sea views from Burnt Island Lighthouse, hunt for treasures at Boothbay Farmers' Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor online trip planner .

You can drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brunswick, Bath, Boothbay, Georgetown, Wiscasset
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Rockland Breakwater Light ©
Rockland Breakwater Light

12
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.
Do your shopping at Kittery Trading Post and W. Robert Paine Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogunquit: Cape Elizabeth (Crescent Beach State Park & Portland Head Light), Portland (Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Victoria Mansion, & more) and Old Orchard Beach (Old Orchard Beach & Pirate's Cove). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, stroll through Ogunquit Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, and view the masterpieces at Abacus.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ogunquit trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Ogunquit sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portland, York, Kennebunkport, Wells, Cape Elizabeth
Highlights from your plan
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

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