8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rockland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

1
night
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the galleries of Owls Head Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and then contemplate the long history of High Street Historic District.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockland online route maker .

Huntsville to Rockland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Huntsville in August, things will get little chillier in Rockland: highs are around 74°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Owls Head, High Street Historic District
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Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
High Street Historic District ©
High Street Historic District

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Bubble Rock and Gorham Mountain Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Wonderland Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and admire the natural beauty at Asticou Azalea Garden.

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Drive from Rockland to Bar Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Wonderland Trail, Asticou Azalea Garden
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Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
Wonderland Trail ©
Wonderland Trail
Bubble Rock ©
Bubble Rock

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Relax by the water at Popham Beach State Park and Footbridge Beach. Get in touch with nature at Reid State Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: When Pigs Fly Company Store (in Kittery) and Ogunquit Beach (in Ogunquit). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Casco Bay, sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company, and learn about winemaking at Maine Mead Works.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Reid State Park, Popham Beach State Park, When Pigs Fly Company Store, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Reid State Park ©
Reid State Park
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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