8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  5​h
1
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rockland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Perkins Cove and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pirate's Cove and Ogunquit Beach. When in Ogunquit, make a side trip to see Old Orchard Beach in Old Orchard Beach, approximately 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway and stroll through Footbridge Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit trip itinerary planner .

Newark to Ogunquit is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, Ogunquit is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Old Orchard Beach, Nubble Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

2
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Owl's Head State Park, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and finally stop by Maine State Prison Store. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, then examine the collection at Sail Power and Steam Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rockland trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Ogunquit to Rockland by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Ogunquit in July, plan for little chillier days in Rockland, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Southwest Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Thomaston, Port Clyde, Owls Head
Highlights from your plan
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum

3
nights
Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Southwest Harbor ©
Southwest Harbor is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ship Harbor Nature Trail and The Seal Cove Auto Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beech Cliff Loop and Beech Mountain Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Wonderland Trail, stroll through Flying Mountain Hiking Trail, look for gifts at Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop, and kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Southwest Harbor itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rockland to Southwest Harbor in 2.5 hours. In July in Southwest Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Southwest Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Bubble Rock ©
Bubble Rock
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach

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