8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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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
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co, visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, and finally do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Camden online trip itinerary builder.

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 a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Camden hover around 74°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 10th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then look for gifts at Christmas Spirit Shop, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Hunters Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor route maker site.

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows 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 · Tours

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Marginal Way Walkway and Compliments. Step out of the city life by going to Ogunquit Beach and Old Orchard Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogunquit: Pirate's Cove (in Old Orchard Beach), Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Portland). The adventure continues: stroll through Wells Beach, kick back and relax at Long Sands Beach, and look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ogunquit trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in July: highs in Ogunquit hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Georgetown Pottery, stroll through Popham Beach State Park, then stop by Five Islands Farm, and finally kick back and relax at Reid State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Phippsburg day trip planning app.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Phippsburg in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Phippsburg can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phippsburg

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.