8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Ogunquit
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rockland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Perkins Cove, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Agamenticus, and then kick back and relax at Footbridge Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ogunquit online journey planner .

Newark to Ogunquit is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get a bit cooler in Ogunquit: highs are around 80°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

York
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Mount Agamenticus ©
Mount Agamenticus
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 12th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Maine Lighthouse Museum, then stop by Owl and Turtle Bookshop, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, and finally learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rockland tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Rockland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in August, you will find days in Rockland are little chillier (74°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Camden, Owls Head, General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier, Cellardoor Winery, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
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

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Frenchman Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Gorham Mountain Trail, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planning app .

Getting from Rockland to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
Bubble Rock ©
Bubble Rock

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