8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bangor
— Few hours
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 1 night
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Bangor

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum and then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bangor travel site.

Philadelphia to Bangor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Bangor is a bit cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Historic Sites · Museums

3
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of Bar Harbor with an excursion to Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula, contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bangor to Bar Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Camden

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Camden travel route builder app.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Camden sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get into the urban bustle at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, head off the coast to Cabbage Island, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maine State Aquarium, and finally identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Georgetown Pottery, visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, then stroll through Pemaquid Beach Park, and finally head off the coast to Damariscove Island.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Camden to Boothbay Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally stroll through Ogunquit Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ogunquit holiday app.

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, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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.