8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine route builder

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Kitty Hawk
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rockland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Kitty Hawk

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, visit a coastal fixture at Egg Rock Light, then take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff, and finally stroll around Agamont Park. On the next day, hike along Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail, then let little ones run wild at Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ship Harbor Nature Trail, and finally look for gifts at Manset Little Farm.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor route builder .

Kitty Hawk to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kitty Hawk in October, expect Bar Harbor to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Southwest Harbor, Otter Cliff, Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Otter Cliff ©
Otter Cliff
Ship Harbor Nature Trail ©
Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Egg Rock Light ©
Egg Rock Light

2
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Beech Hill Reserve, then admire the majestic nature at Owl's Head State Park, and then walk around Harbor Park. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Andre the Seal Statue, explore the engaging exhibits at Coastal Children's Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sail Power and Steam Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), and finally look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rockland travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Rockland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Rockland

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Rockport, Owl's Head State Park
Highlights from your plan
Beech Hill Reserve ©
Beech Hill Reserve
Owl's Head State Park ©
Owl's Head State Park
Andre the Seal Statue ©
Andre the Seal Statue

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Maine Jewish Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Eastern Cemetery, and finally hike along Eastern Prom Trail. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Auburn Riverwalk, trek along Hacker's Hill Preserve, then contemplate the long history of Fort Gorges, and finally don't miss a visit to Harbor Fish Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Portland online route builder .

You can drive from Rockland to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hacker's Hill Preserve, Auburn Riverwalk
Highlights from your plan
Hacker's Hill Preserve ©
Hacker's Hill Preserve
Fort Gorges ©
Fort Gorges
Eastern Cemetery ©
Eastern Cemetery

Similar Plans

9 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Maine BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans