8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Winter Harbor
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Winter Harbor
— 1 day
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive

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Winter Harbor

— 1 day
Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Whopaints Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point, then stop by Winter Harbor 5&10, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Winter Harbor planner.

New York City to Winter Harbor is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, Winter Harbor is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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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. Family-friendly places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Cadillac Mountain will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: stroll through Shore Path, hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, stop by Christmas Spirit Shop, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor route planning site.

Traveling by car from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, get a taste of the local shopping with Abacus Gallery, then stop by Dirty Bird Pottery, and finally step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Boothbay Region Land Trust, admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor day trip planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Ogunquit

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): head outdoors with Fisherman's Walk, then visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Mainely Murders Bookstore, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ogunquit vacation planner.

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Ogunquit are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.