8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bangor
Drive
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kennebunkport
— 3 nights
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Bus to Wells Amtrak Station, Train to Boston North Station, Fly to Dallas

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Bangor

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. On the 1st (Fri), examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum and then admire the striking features of Stephen King's House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangor day trip site.

Dallas to Bangor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in October; daily highs in Bangor reach 61°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 2nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Head Trail, then kick back and relax at Sand Beach, then trek along Gorham Mountain Trail, and finally go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, then stroll through Carriage Roads, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Traveling by car from Bangor to Bar Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Camden

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Owls Head Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Farnsworth Art Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, then take a stroll through High Street Historic District, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Camden online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Kennebunkport

— 3 nights
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Wells Beach and Long Sands Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Walker's Point and Footbridge Beach. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Ocean Ave, get a taste of the local shopping with Compliments, look for gifts at Mainely Murders Bookstore, and identify plant and animal life at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

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You can drive from Camden to Kennebunkport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Kennebunkport are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

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.