9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Ogunquit
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New Orleans

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Camden journey builder website .

New Orleans to Camden is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Camden, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Farnsworth Art Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, then admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, and then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor online day trip planner .

You can drive from Camden to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

5
nights
Ogunquit

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ogunquit Beach and Jenness State Beach. Appreciate the collections at Strawbery Banke Museum and Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center. Get out of town with these interesting Ogunquit side-trips: Boothbay Region Land Trust (in Boothbay Harbor), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and North Conway (Cathedral Ledge & Diana's Baths). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ogunquit vacation planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

North Conway, Hampton Beach State Park, Boothbay Region Land Trust, Jenness State Beach, Strawbery Banke Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway

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