8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Rockland, Drive to Bar Harbor
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 3 nights
Bus to Boston, Fly to Fort Lauderdale

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, approximately Winter Harbor away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, get outside with Outdoor Activities, hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online trip itinerary builder.

Fort Lauderdale to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August, you will find days in Bar Harbor are little chillier (75°F), and nights are colder (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boothbay Region Land Trust, take in the pleasant sights at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, then stop by Eventide Specialties, and finally step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip builder app.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 3 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 find plenty of places to visit near Ogunquit: Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach) and Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, and explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove.

Before you visit Ogunquit, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.