8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Searsport
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ogunquit vacation builder app .

New York City to Ogunquit is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Ogunquit to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

York, Portland Head Light, Tributary Brewing
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frenchman Bay and Otter Cliff. And it doesn't end there: hike along Precipice Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, walk around Village Green, and stroll through Gorham Mountain Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor day trip site .

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Searsport.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Azalea Garden
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Frenchman Bay ©
Frenchman Bay
Precipice Trail ©
Precipice Trail

2
nights
Searsport

Searsport ©
Searsport is an incorporated town and deep water seaport located at the confluence of the Penobscot River estuary and the Penobscot Bay immediately SE of Sears Island and Cape Jellison in Waldo County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Penobscot Narrows Bridge. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, then learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, and finally go for a walk through Belfast Harborwalk.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Searsport trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Searsport takes 1.5 hours. October in Searsport sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Searsport

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Camden, Owls Head, Cellardoor Winery, Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Belfast Harborwalk
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Penobscot Narrows Bridge ©
Penobscot Narrows Bridge

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