8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip planner

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Rockland
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wells
— 2 nights
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Rockland

— 1 night
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Owls Head Lighthouse, then browse the exhibits of Maine Lighthouse Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Morning In Maine Boat Tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Rockland holiday maker app.

Nashville to Rockland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Rockland. When traveling from Nashville in June, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Rockland: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Visiting Sand Beach and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Saviour's Church : and Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens. There's lots more to do: trek along Great Head Trail, explore the activities along Frenchman Bay, stroll through Bar Island Trails, and explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rockland to Bar Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Wells.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Wells

— 2 nights
Wells is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store, kick back and relax at Long Sands Beach, then kick back and relax at Short Sands Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Wells trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Wells in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in July: highs in Wells hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wells

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.