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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Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kennebunkport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive

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Bar Harbor

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for gifts at Christmas Spirit Shop. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, stroll through Ocean Path, then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip planning site.

Princeton to Bar Harbor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Princeton in June, things will get slightly colder in Bar Harbor: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Acadia National Park

— 2 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Acadia National Park attractions planner.

Acadia National Park is just a stone's throw from Bar Harbor. In June, daytime highs in Acadia National Park are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kennebunkport.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Kennebunkport

— 2 nights
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. On the 25th (Fri), stop by Mainely Murders Bookstore, identify plant and animal life at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, then identify plant and animal life at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Compliments, then admire all the interesting features of Walker's Point, then admire all the interesting features of Ocean Ave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kennebunkport travel route planner.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Kennebunkport in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Acadia National Park in June: highs in Kennebunkport hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
On the 27th (Sun), stroll through Short Sands Beach, then get to know the resident critters at York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Sands Beach, and finally browse for treasures at Uniques and Antiques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ogunquit holiday site.

Ogunquit is very close to Kennebunkport. In June, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.