8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine travel planner

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Boston, Train to Wells Amtrak Station, Bus to Ogunquit
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Ogunquit
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phippsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Ogunquit

— 3 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.
Attractions like Marginal Way Walkway and Perkins Cove make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Ogunquit side-trips: Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach), Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth) and Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine (in Portland). There's much more to do: stroll through Ogunquit Beach, kick back and relax at Wells Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, and look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ogunquit road trip planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Ogunquit is an approximately 9-hour combination of ferry, flight, train, and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Ogunquit. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Phippsburg.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phippsburg

— 1 night
Phippsburg is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States, on the west side of the mouth of the Kennebec River. On the 11th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, stroll around South End Dog Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Popham Beach State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Phippsburg online holiday maker.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Phippsburg in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Phippsburg

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Camden

— 1 night
On the 12th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, do a tasting at Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pitcher Pond, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Camden journey planner.

Traveling by car from Phippsburg to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Phippsburg in August, expect nights in Camden to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and finally go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor road trip planning site.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · 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.