8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 8th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, then stop by Christmas Spirit Shop, and finally stroll through Shore Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, kick back and relax at Little Hunters Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, and finally trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor road trip planning website.

Dallas to Bar Harbor is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Camden.
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Camden — 1 night

On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Curtis Island Light, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, then kick back and relax at Pitcher Pond, and finally learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Camden road trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.
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Boothbay Harbor — 1 night

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, then step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

Start your trip to Boothbay Harbor by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Camden to Boothbay Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to York.
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York — 3 nights

York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. Visiting Ogunquit Beach and Wells Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Long Sands Beach and Short Sands Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in South Portland). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, get outside with Fisherman's Walk, and stroll through Footbridge Beach.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the York trip planner.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to York in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in York are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Maine travel guide

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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.