12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Bucksport
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Bucksport
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lubec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calais
— 1 night
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Drive to Bangor International Airport, Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Kansas City

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Bucksport

— 1 night
Bucksport is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 28th (Mon), stroll around Bucksport Waterfront Walkway.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bucksport online trip maker.

Kansas City to Bucksport is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in September; daily highs in Bucksport reach 73°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bucksport

Parks

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 6 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes Rockland Breakwater Light, Schoodic Point, Schoodic Peninsula, and other attractions. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Bucksport to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. In September in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lubec.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lubec

— 2 nights
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Machias Seal Island as well as West Quoddy Head Light. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from West Quoddy Head Light and then pause for some photo ops at Lost Fishermen's Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): walk around Reversing Falls Park and then identify plant and animal life at Machias Seal Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lubec road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Lubec in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lubec are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Calais.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Calais

— 1 night
Calais is a city in Washington County, Maine, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Saint Croix Island International Historic Site. On the 6th (Tue), go for a walk through Calais Waterfront Walkway, then make a trip to Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pocomoonshine Lake.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Calais road trip site.

You can drive from Lubec to Calais in an hour. Traveling from Lubec in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Calais, with lows around 36°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calais

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.