8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip itinerary planner

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Kennebunkport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Bangor
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
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Kennebunkport

— 2 nights
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Compliments, then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kennebunkport trip maker tool.

Omaha to Kennebunkport is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in October, things will get little chillier in Kennebunkport: highs are around 62°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Camden

— 1 night
For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Camden tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kennebunkport to Camden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Camden, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature

Bangor

— 1 night
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Stephen King's House, then examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, and finally grab your bike and head to Penobscot River Walkway.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangor tour planning app.

You can drive from Camden to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bangor are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Bar Harbor

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): trek along Ocean Path, then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip planning app.

Getting from Bangor to Bar Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Acadia National Park

— 2 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
On the 15th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, then get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Heart of Acadia Loop and then grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park trip itinerary maker.

Acadia National Park is just a stone's throw from Bar Harbor. October in Acadia National Park sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.