8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine vacation planner

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Wells
— 2 nights
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Old Orchard Beach
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Saco
— 1 night
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Wells

— 2 nights
Wells is a town in York County, Maine, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Wells Beach and Hampton Beach State Park. Visiting Ogunquit Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, kick back and relax at Drakes Island Beach, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and head outdoors with Fisherman's Walk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wells trip builder app.

Boston to Wells is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boston in July since evenings lows in Wells dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Old Orchard Beach.

Things to do in Wells

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Old Orchard Beach

— 2 nights
Old Orchard Beach is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in York County, Maine, United States. On the 16th (Thu), tee off at Pirate's Cove, kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Palace Playland. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pine Point Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Sanctuary, and then take a leisurely stroll along Old Orchard Beach Pier.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Old Orchard Beach trip builder site.

Old Orchard Beach is just a stone's throw from Wells. July in Old Orchard Beach sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Old Orchard Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): have fun and explore at Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, then admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Portland Observatory, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Casco Bay.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portland online itinerary planner.

Portland is just a stone's throw from Old Orchard Beach. July in Portland sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saco.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Saco

— 1 night
Saco is a city in York County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Ferry Beach State Park, then stroll through The Eastern Trail, and then get in on the family fun at Funtown Splashtown USA.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saco online driving holiday planner.

Saco is very close to Portland. July in Saco sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Saco

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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.