8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine travel planner

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Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Winter Harbor
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Winter Harbor
— 1 day
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive

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Winter Harbor

— 1 day
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stop by Winter Harbor 5&10, then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, then get a taste of the local shopping with Whopaints Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Winter Harbor driving holiday site.

New York City to Winter Harbor is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Winter Harbor to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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: take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, and hike along Gorham Mountain Trail.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, head off the coast to Cabbage Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and then stop by Five Islands Farm.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): kick back and relax at Wells Beach, admire the masterpieces at George Marshall Store Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Compliments, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Ogunquit trip itinerary maker site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.