8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at George Marshall Store Gallery and then visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at PANACHE FINE JEWELRY AND ART GALLERY.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read York trip maker site.

New York City to York is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in May since evenings lows in York dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Camden

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, and finally shop like a local with Ducktrap Bay Trading Co.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Camden sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from York to Camden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. While traveling from York, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Camden, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature · Museums · 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: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, cruise along Park Loop Road, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Camden to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · 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. On the 24th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Whopaints Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Works of Hand, then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, and finally wander the streets of Grindstone Neck of Maine.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Winter Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Winter Harbor are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.