9 days in Adirondacks & Maine Itinerary

9 days in Adirondacks & Maine Itinerary

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Lake George
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights


Lake George

— 2 nights

Queen of the American Lakes

A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at The Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Prospect Mountain, then do a tasting at Adirondack Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Veterans Memorial Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lake George trip builder site.

Philadelphia to Lake George is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect Lake George to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips


— 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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Ogunquit Beach and Wells Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Long Sands Beach and Spring Point Shoreway. Venture out of the city with trips to Portland (Allagash Brewing Company & Fishing Charters & Tours). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, look for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, and head outdoors with Fisherman's Walk.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit journey builder website.

You can drive from Lake George to Ogunquit in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Ogunquit, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sand Beach and Little Hunters Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Shore Path. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail, stop by Christmas Spirit Shop, and identify plant and animal life at Acadia's Birds.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Maine travel guide

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.