8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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York
— 1 night
Drive
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Camden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Winter Harbor
— 1 night
Drive to Bangor International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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York

— 1 night
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. On the 31st (Mon), get outside with Fisherman's Walk and then enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Uniques and Antiques, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the York day trip planner.

New York City to York is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in York. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in York

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Camden

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, then examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Camden trip planner.

You can drive from York to Camden in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from York in September, expect nights in Camden to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, trek along Gorham Mountain Trail, and grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor sightseeing planner.

Getting from Camden to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Winter Harbor

— 1 night
Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): visit Grindstone Neck of Maine, then view the masterpieces at Whopaints Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, and finally admire the masterpieces at Works of Hand.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Winter Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.