8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine attractions planner
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Fly to Rockland, Drive to Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Bus to Boston, Fly to Indianapolis


Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 3 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. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, see the interesting displays at Maine Granite Industry Museum, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor journey website.

Indianapolis to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bar Harbor: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor — 1 night

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, then take in the pleasant sights at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor vacation planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ogunquit: Beer Tastings & Tours (in Portland) and Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit trip builder tool.

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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.