12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
1
Parsonsfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Rockland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Newark

1
night
Parsonsfield

Parsonsfield ©
Parsonsfield is a town in York County, Maine, United States. You've now added Back Country Excursions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Libby & Son U-Picks. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Province Lake Golf and then get a taste of local nightlife at Back Country Excursions.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Parsonsfield visit planning website.

Newark to Parsonsfield is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Parsonsfield at 35°F and lows at 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Parsonsfield

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

Side Trip

Libby & Son U-Picks
Highlights from your plan
Back Country Excursions ©
Back Country Excursions
Province Lake Golf ©
Province Lake Golf
Libby & Son U-Picks ©
Libby & Son U-Picks

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Ogunquit Beach, &more) and St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and visit Old Port.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Portland sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Parsonsfield to Portland in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Nubble Lighthouse, Portland Head Light, St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

3
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockland: Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery (in Union), Bristol (The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam & Pemaquid Point Lighthouse) and Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Farnsworth Art Museum, examine the collection at Belfast Historical Society & Museum, enjoy the sea views from Rockland Breakwater Light, and don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rockland travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Rockland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rockland, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 22°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Camden, Bristol, Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Rockland Breakwater Light ©
Rockland Breakwater Light

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bar Harbor: Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point & Whopaints Gallery). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, trek along Ocean Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rockland to Bar Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in December, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Christmas Spirit Shop ©
Christmas Spirit Shop

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