12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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12 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Columbus
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7 h
1
Wells
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rockland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Columbus

4
nights
Wells

Wells ©
Wells is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Do your shopping at When Pigs Fly Company Store and Compliments. Family-friendly places like Wells Beach and Long Sands Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Goose Rocks Beach in Cape Porpoise (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Fisherman's Walk, and explore and take pictures at Walker's Point.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wells day trip app.

Columbus to Wells is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Columbus in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Wells. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Wells

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kennebunkport, York, Ogunquit, When Pigs Fly Company Store
Highlights from your plan
St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Carriage Roads. Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory and St. Saviour's Church : will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor), Wonderland Trail (in Southwest Harbor) and Tea Maineia (in Winterport). There's lots more to do: trek along Flying Mountain Hiking Trail, stroll through Bubble Rock, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wells to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. Traveling from Wells in August, you will find days in Bar Harbor are little chillier (75°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, Schoodic Point, Tea Maineia
Highlights from your plan
Bubble Rock ©
Bubble Rock
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

2
nights
Rockland

Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, then learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Owls Head Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rockland trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Rockland, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Camden, Cellardoor Winery, Owls Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

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