8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Ogunquit
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rockland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Albuquerque

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogunquit: Portland (Allagash Brewing Company, Portland Museum of Art, & more), Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth) and Beth Condon Pathway (in Yarmouth). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, and look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ogunquit road trip tool .

Albuquerque to Ogunquit is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Albuquerque to Ogunquit due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, things will get a bit cooler in Ogunquit: highs are around 74°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, When Pigs Fly Company Store, Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and finally explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, then get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

2
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Farnsworth Art Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockland trip planner .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Camden, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Owls Head Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

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