12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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12 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
South Portland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rangeley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bangor
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rockland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
South Portland

South Portland ©
South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the fourth-largest city in the state, incorporated in 1898. On the 30th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Portland Breakwater Lighthouse. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Maine State Museum, then explore the world behind art at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and then look for gifts at Len Libby Chocolates.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the South Portland trip builder app .

Pittsburgh to South Portland is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in South Portland, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rangeley.

Things to do in South Portland

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Portland, Maine State Museum, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Len Libby Chocolates
Highlights from your plan
Portland Breakwater Lighthouse ©
Portland Breakwater Lighthouse
Maine State Museum ©
Maine State Museum
Bowdoin College Museum of Art ©
Bowdoin College Museum of Art

1
night
Rangeley

Rangeley ©
Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Maine Forestry Museum, cruise along Height of Land, then get engrossed in the history at Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Moose Alley.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rangeley online trip planner .

Traveling by car from South Portland to Rangeley takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from South Portland in October since evenings lows in Rangeley dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bangor.

Things to do in Rangeley

Museums Fun & Games Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Height of Land ©
Height of Land
Maine Forestry Museum ©
Maine Forestry Museum

1
night
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at the rock & art shop, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, then examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stephen King's House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangor tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Rangeley to Bangor in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum
the rock & art shop ©
the rock & art shop

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and The Seal Cove Auto Museum. For shopping fun, head to Bar Harbor Popcorn or Little Village Gifts. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail, hike along Precipice Trail, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Abbe Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Frenchman Bay ©
Frenchman Bay
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

2
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, then make a trip to Curtis Island Light, and finally pause for some photo ops at Andre the Seal Statue. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Owls Head Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then stop by Maine State Prison Store, and finally make a trip to Haynes Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rockland trip maker site .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Camden, Thomaston, Owls Head, Andre the Seal Statue
Highlights from your plan
Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine Lighthouse Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

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