11 days in Maine Itinerary

11 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rangeley
— 1 night
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Camden
— 1 night
Fly

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Portland

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, &more). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on The Maine Brew Bus, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion, and visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland journey app.

Phoenix to Portland is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Portland. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Portland hover around 73°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rangeley.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

1
night
Rangeley

Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): head outdoors with Quill Hill, then admire all the interesting features of Height of Land, then take an in-depth tour of Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, and finally take a memorable tour with Rangeley Region Lake Cruises and Kayaking.

Plan my day in Rangeley using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Portland to Rangeley in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Portland in October since evenings lows in Rangeley dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Rangeley

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Scenic Drive

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 5th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then stop by Eventide Specialties. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Abacus Gallery, get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, then visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip builder site.

You can drive from Rangeley to Boothbay Harbor in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Rangeley in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Boothbay Harbor, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Catherine Hill Winery (in Cherryfield) and Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery & Schoodic Point). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Frenchman Bay, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and hike along Precipice Trail.

Start your trip to Bar Harbor by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

1
night
Camden

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Camden trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Camden, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Camden

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Maine travel guide

4.5
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.