8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine visit planner

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
— 2 nights
Bus to Boston, Fly to New Orleans


Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 5 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bring the kids along to Cadillac Mountain and Land Bridge to Bar Island. Go for a jaunt from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor to see Schoodic Point about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, kick back and relax at Sand Beach, tee off at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor attractions tool.

New Orleans to Bar Harbor is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Bar Harbor is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Bar Harbor are slightly colder (75°F), and nights are cooler (58°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips


— 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Uniques and Antiques, take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach, admire the masterpieces at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footbridge Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ogunquit day trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Bar Harbor in July, expect nights in Ogunquit to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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.