5 days in Maine Itinerary

5 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine journey planner

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 12th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point and then stroll through Gorham Mountain Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, then stroll through Shore Path, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip maker.

Tampa to Bar Harbor is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampa in July: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 14th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, head off the coast to Cabbage Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 15th (Thu): stop by Mainely Murders Bookstore, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Wells Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit trip itinerary planning tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
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.