8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine Trip Planner

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Camden
— 1 day
Drive
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Owls Head
— 1 night
Drive
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Rockland
— 1 night
Drive
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Edgecomb
— 1 night
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
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Portland
— 1 night
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York
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip builder site.

Chicago to Bar Harbor is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in Bar Harbor at 70°F and lows at 52°F. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Camden

— 1 day
On the 27th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Camden online route planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Camden sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Owls Head.

Things to do in Camden

Nature · Parks

Owls Head

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Birch Point Beach State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Owls Head road trip app.

Owls Head is very close to Camden. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Owls Head

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Rockland

— 1 night
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. On the 29th (Fri), walk around Harbor Park and then explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rockland trip planner.

Rockland is just a stone's throw from Owls Head. In September, daytime highs in Rockland are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Edgecomb.

Things to do in Rockland

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Edgecomb

— 1 night
Edgecomb is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 30th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then make a trip to Fort Edgecomb State Historical Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Edgecomb road trip app.

Drive from Rockland to Edgecomb in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Edgecomb

Parks

Side Trip

Boothbay Harbor

— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 1st (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor road trip site.

Boothbay Harbor is just a stone's throw from Edgecomb. September in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Nature · Parks

Portland

— 1 night

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portland trip website.

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Portland sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Portland

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

York

— 1 night
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the York trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in York sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.