9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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9 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Camden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Ogunquit

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Abacus. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Panache Fine Jewelry and Art Gallery, then wander the streets of Perkins Cove, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit road trip website .

Chicago to Ogunquit is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in Ogunquit hover around 66°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, Kittery Trading Post, Wells Auto Museum, Old Orchard Beach
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Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 1st (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Abacus Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by L.L. Bean Factory Store, then shop like a local with Georgetown Pottery, then visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor trip builder tool .

You can drive from Ogunquit to Boothbay Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Boothbay, L.L. Bean Factory Store, Georgetown Pottery, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust

2
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Ducktrap Bay Trading Co, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, then look for gifts at Maine State Prison Store, and finally pick up some local products at Beth's Farm Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then do a tasting at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hope Elephants.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Camden trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boothbay Harbor in June: highs in Camden hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Farnsworth Art Museum, Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Maine State Prison Store, Beth's Farm Market, Hope Elephants
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation 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 (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, and finally go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip planner .

Getting from Camden to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

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