8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip maker

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marginal Way Walkway and Perkins Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogunquit: Ferry Beach (in Scarborough), Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth) and Beth Condon Pathway (in Yarmouth). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ogunquit Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, and stop by When Pigs Fly Company Store.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ogunquit online visit planner.

New York City to Ogunquit is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, Ogunquit is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) 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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, then stop by Five Islands Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Popham Beach State Park.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Phippsburg trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Phippsburg in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Phippsburg

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Camden

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by French & Brawn Market Place, browse the exhibits of Farnsworth Art Museum, make a trip to Curtis Island Light, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and finally admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Camden day trip planner.

You can drive from Phippsburg to Camden in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Phippsburg in August, expect nights in Camden to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then cruise 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 ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) 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.