8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for parks, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, examine the collection at Maine Granite Industry Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor driving holiday planning app.

New York City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Bar Harbor at 75°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor — 2 nights

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 16th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beer Tastings & Tours (in Portland), Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth) and Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit holiday builder website.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Ogunquit, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Maine travel guide

Beaches · Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.