12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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12 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Bangor
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Ogunquit
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Boothbay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Bangor side-trips: Cellardoor Winery (in Lincolnville), Camden (Mount Battie & Curtis Island Light) and Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory (in Prospect). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Belfast Historical Society & Museum, stop by Tea Maineia, and examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangor online visit planner.

Charlotte to Bangor is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Bangor is a bit cooler than Charlotte - with highs of 61°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Camden, Cellardoor Winery, Belfast Historical Society & Museum, Tea Maineia
Highlights from your plan
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

4
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 Winter Harbor (Winter Harbor 5&10 & Schoodic Point). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Precipice Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip site.

Traveling by bus from Bangor to Bar Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

3
nights
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ogunquit side-trips: Beth Condon Pathway (in Yarmouth), Portland (Allagash Brewing Company, Portland Observatory, &more) and Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, and take in the exciting artwork at PANACHE FINE JEWELRY AND ART GALLERY.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ogunquit day trip tool.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ogunquit are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Boothbay.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Nubble Lighthouse, Portland Head Light, Beth Condon Pathway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

2
nights
Boothbay

Boothbay ©
Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, then examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum.

To plan Boothbay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Boothbay takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boothbay

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Farnsworth Art Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Boothbay Region Land Trust
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

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