8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine vacation planner

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Ogunquit
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive
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Freeport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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Ogunquit

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Mon): browse for treasures at Uniques and Antiques, then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Kittery Trading Post, then kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach, and then stroll through Wells Beach.

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Kansas City to Ogunquit is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Ogunquit due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kansas City in August, things will get slightly colder in Ogunquit: highs are around 80°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Freeport.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Freeport

— 2 nights
Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stop by L.L. Bean Factory Store, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maine Beer Company, then admire the majestic nature at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, and finally trek along Beth Condon Pathway. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Popham Beach State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reid State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Freeport trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Freeport takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Freeport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Camden

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by Uncle Willy's Candy Shoppe, immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Camden tour planner.

Traveling by car from Freeport to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Camden are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): trek along Ocean Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, then stop by Christmas Spirit Shop, and finally stroll through Shore Path. On the next day, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip builder website.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.