12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bangor
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Bangor

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Penobscot River Walkway and then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): stop by Tea Maineia, examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Stephen King's House.

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New York City to Bangor is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Bangor to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor) and Chipman's Wharf (in Milbridge). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bangor to Bar Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Camden

On the 12th (Sat), stop by French & Brawn Market Place, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and finally admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Ducktrap Bay Trading Co, learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, then admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Camden tour planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Camden are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then contemplate the long history of The Wilson Memorial Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, head off the coast to Cabbage Island, then stop by Dirty Bird Pottery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip app.

You can drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more) and Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, and stroll through Westbrook River Walk.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Portland trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Portland sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.