8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Ogunquit
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights


Ogunquit — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Agamenticus, get a taste of the local shopping with PANACHE FINE JEWELRY AND ART GALLERY, and then admire the masterpieces at Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Seashore Trolley Museum, add some adventure to your tour with Wells Reserve at Laudholm, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

Before you visit Ogunquit, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

San Diego to Ogunquit is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Ogunquit is 3 hours. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for little chillier days in Ogunquit, with highs around 74°F, while nights are colder with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rockland.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Side Trips

Rockland — 2 nights

Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, and then head outdoors with A Morning In Maine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Owl's Head State Park and then browse the exhibits of Owls Head Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockland online route builder.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Rockland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. While traveling from Ogunquit, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rockland, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Acadia National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Carriage Roads and Bubble Rock. Take a break from the city and head to Gorham Mountain Trail and Heart of Acadia Loop. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff, stroll through Precipice Trail, trek along Great Head Trail, and kick back and relax at Sand Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Acadia National Park online holiday planner.

Drive from Rockland to Acadia National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Acadia National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Maine travel guide

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.