8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rockland
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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Rockland

— 3 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rockland Breakwater Light and Camden Hills State Park. Visit Farnsworth Art Museum and Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum for their historical value. The adventure continues: stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, take in the exciting artwork at Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Gallery, visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, and wander the streets of High Street Historic District.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rockland travel planning website.

Dallas to Rockland is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get cooler in Rockland: highs are around 58°F and lows about 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and finally stroll around Agamont Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff, and finally stroll through Ocean Path.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor road trip planner.

You can drive from Rockland to Bar Harbor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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 7th (Thu): stop by When Pigs Fly Company Store, stroll through Long Sands Beach, then kick back and relax at Footbridge Beach, and finally stroll through Wells Beach. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Ogunquit Museum of American Art and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

Plan my trip to Ogunquit with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.6
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.