12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 night
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights


Ogunquit — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Ogunquit Memorial Library, add some adventure to your tour with Wells Reserve at Laudholm, then kick back and relax at Drakes Island Beach, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tributary Brewing.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ogunquit visit website.

Buffalo to Ogunquit is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Buffalo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ogunquit, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure
Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor — 2 nights

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 15th (Thu), go for a walk through Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, immerse yourself in nature at Reid State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ovens Mouth Preserves.

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Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Boothbay Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rangeley.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Rangeley — 2 nights

Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. The population was 1,168 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Smalls Falls, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Height of Land, and then take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Quill Hill, then trek along Bigelow Preserve, and then fly down the slopes at Sugarloaf Mountain.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rangeley trip planner.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Rangeley in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Boothbay Harbor in September, Rangeley is a bit cooler at night with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 4 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Precipice Trail and Great Head Trail. Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Bar Island Trails, kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beech Cliff Loop.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip builder app.

Getting from Rangeley to Bar Harbor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Rangeley in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 52°F in Bar Harbor. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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.