8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Camden
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phippsburg
— 1 night
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Drive to Portland International Jetport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Camden

— 1 night
On the 8th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of High Street Historic District, do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pitcher Pond, and finally look for gifts at French & Brawn Market Place.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Camden day trip website.

Washington DC to Camden is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Camden hover around 74°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Hunters Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, and finally hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online travel planner.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 3 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.
Visiting Ogunquit Beach and Wells Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Head Light. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogunquit: Fishing Charters & Tours (in South Portland), Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach) and Ferry Beach (in Scarborough). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Sands Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wiggly Bridge Distillery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Footbridge Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Bar Harbor in July, expect nights in Ogunquit to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Phippsburg.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phippsburg

— 1 night
Phippsburg is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States, on the west side of the mouth of the Kennebec River. On the 15th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Doubling Point Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Reid State Park, then see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Popham Beach State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Phippsburg travel route tool.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Phippsburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phippsburg

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

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.