8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Frenchman Bay and Great Head Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Cadillac Mountain and Precipice Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Wonderland Trail in Southwest Harbor (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: hike along Bar Island Trails, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary maker .

Chicago to Bar Harbor is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Wonderland Trail, Asticou Azalea Garden
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Wonderland Trail ©
Wonderland Trail
Great Head Trail ©
Great Head Trail
Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 21st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then browse the collection at Camden Public Library, then stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, and finally learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, then wander the streets of High Street Historic District, and then take in panoramic vistas at Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Camden trip itinerary app .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cellardoor Winery, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Penobscot Narrows Bridge
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Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
High Street Historic District ©
High Street Historic District

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Agamenticus, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then kick back and relax at Footbridge Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kennebunk Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wells Reserve at Laudholm.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit planner .

Drive from Camden to Ogunquit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Ogunquit sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kennebunk Beach, Mount Agamenticus, Wells Reserve at Laudholm
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Mount Agamenticus ©
Mount Agamenticus
Wells Reserve at Laudholm ©
Wells Reserve at Laudholm
Kennebunk Beach ©
Kennebunk Beach

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