13 days in Maine Itinerary

13 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rockland
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Freeport
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Cape Neddick
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for parks, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, and cruise along Park Loop Road.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor online holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Bar Harbor is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Rockland

— 2 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Rockland Breakwater Light, then examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of General Henry Knox Museum / Montpelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, and finally stop by Maine State Prison Store.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rockland using our trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Freeport.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Freeport

— 3 nights
Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Portland Head Light and Doubling Point Lighthouse. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at L.L. Bean Factory Store and Avalon Antiques Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Freeport: Georgetown Pottery (in Georgetown) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and take a stroll through Old Port.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Freeport trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Rockland to Freeport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October in Freeport, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Neddick.

Things to do in Freeport

Shopping · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

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Cape Neddick

— 2 nights
Cape Neddick is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of York in York County, Maine, United States. On the 30th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, take in the exciting artwork at W. Robert Paine Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, then view the masterpieces at Abacus, and finally look for gifts at When Pigs Fly Company Store. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and then get some fabulous bargains at Kittery Premium Outlets.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Neddick road trip planner.

Drive from Freeport to Cape Neddick in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Neddick can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Neddick

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Maine travel guide

4.6
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.