8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Winter Harbor
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Winter Harbor
— Few hours
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive

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Winter Harbor

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 2nd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Whopaints Gallery and then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Winter Harbor trip maker app.

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 September, things will get a bit cooler in Winter Harbor: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, then take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Frenchman Bay, then see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, and finally trek along Precipice Trail.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Camden

On the 5th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, browse the exhibits of Farnsworth Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Camden trip tool.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 6th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maine State Aquarium, then examine the collection at Maine Maritime Museum, and finally hike along Porters Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, then step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, then visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor trip maker site.

Getting from Camden to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then stop by Scalawags Pet Boutique, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Fisherman's Walk, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, stroll through Ogunquit Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, and finally walk around Memorial Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ogunquit online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.