8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Gouldsboro
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Gouldsboro
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Freeport
— 1 night
Drive
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Kittery
— 3 nights
Drive

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Gouldsboro

Gouldsboro is a town and municipality in Hancock County, Maine, United States on the Schoodic Peninsula. On the 17th (Fri), stop by US Bells and then shop like a local with Spring Woods Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gouldsboro trip planner.

New York City to Gouldsboro is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Gouldsboro at 75°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Gouldsboro

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 18th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, look for gifts at Christmas Spirit Shop, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and finally trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, then cruise along Park Loop Road, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor route planning site.

Traveling by car from Gouldsboro to Bar Harbor takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Camden

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, make a trip to Curtis Island Light, then stop by Maine State Prison Store, and finally pick up some local products at Beth's Farm Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Camden trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Camden, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Freeport.

Things to do in Camden

Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Freeport

— 1 night
Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): shop like a local with Bath Farmers Market, get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store, and then kick back and relax at Winslow Memorial Park Camping and Public Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Freeport vacation maker app.

Drive from Camden to Freeport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Freeport are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kittery.

Things to do in Freeport

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Kittery

— 3 nights
Kittery is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Do your shopping at Kittery Trading Post and Uniques and Antiques. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ogunquit Beach and Long Sands Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kittery side-trips: Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth), Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach) and Ferry Beach (in Scarborough). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, kick back and relax at Wells Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kittery trip planner.

You can drive from Freeport to Kittery in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kittery

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.