10 days in Maine Itinerary

10 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rockland
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bangor
— 1 night
Fly

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Portland

— 3 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maine Maritime Museum and Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wells Beach and Long Sands Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg) and When Pigs Fly Company Store (in Kittery). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, and take in panoramic vistas at Portland Observatory.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portland online route planner.

Jacksonville to Portland is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jacksonville in June, with highs in Portland at 73°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Portland

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Rockland

— 2 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. On the 25th (Thu), look for gifts at Owls Head Lighthouse, visit a coastal fixture at Rockland Breakwater Light, and then view the masterpieces at Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and then do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rockland holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Portland to Rockland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Portland in June, expect nights in Rockland to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Appreciate the collections at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ocean Path and Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf. There's lots more to do: trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Rockland to Bar Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Bangor

— 1 night
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. On the 30th (Tue), examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum and then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bangor day trip tool.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Bar Harbor in June, you will find days in Bangor are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums · Historic Sites

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.