8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
1
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Camden
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Abacus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then see the interesting displays at Portland Head Light, and finally stop by The Cheese Iron.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit driving holiday planner .

Washington DC to Ogunquit is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get a bit cooler in Ogunquit: highs are around 81°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Scarborough, Drakes Island Beach, Nubble Lighthouse, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Portland Head Light
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sandy Point Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and then step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor online trip planner .

You can drive from Ogunquit to Boothbay Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Sandy Point Beach, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine Maritime Museum, The Wilson Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Maine Maritime Museum ©
Maine Maritime Museum

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Owls Head Lighthouse and Ducktrap Bay Trading Co. We've included these beaches for you: Popham Beach State Park and Pitcher Pond. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camden: The Seal Cove Auto Museum (in Seal Cove) and Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery & Schoodic Point). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum and learn about winemaking at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Camden trip planning website .

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Camden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Boothbay Harbor in July, expect nights in Camden to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Owls Head, Winter Harbor, Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Popham Beach State Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

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