8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Omaha

2
nights
Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Southwest Harbor ©
Southwest Harbor is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ship Harbor Nature Trail and The Seal Cove Auto Museum. Head to Beech Mountain Trail and Bubble Rockfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: trek along Wonderland Trail, stroll through Echo Lake Beach, let little ones run wild at Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park, and examine the collection at Wendell Gilley Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Southwest Harbor trip planning website .

Omaha to Southwest Harbor is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Southwest Harbor due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Omaha in October, plan for slightly colder days in Southwest Harbor, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Southwest Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Bubble Rock ©
Bubble Rock

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, and then stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, stop by Maine State Prison Store, then learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, and finally make a trip to Curtis Island Light.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Camden trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Southwest Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Camden are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cellardoor Winery, Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Maine Lighthouse Museum, Maine State Prison Store
Highlights from your plan
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store, enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, then wander the streets of Perkins Cove, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Gooch's Beach, view the masterpieces at Panache Fine Jewelry and Art Gallery, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ogunquit travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Camden to Ogunquit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Ogunquit sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gooch's Beach, Nubble Lighthouse, When Pigs Fly Company Store
Highlights from your plan
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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