12 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

12 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Lewiston
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Lewiston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rangeley
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bethel
— 4 nights
Drive to Portland International Jetport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Lewiston — 3 nights

Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. Change things up with these side-trips from Lewiston: Casco (Sebago Lake State Park & Hacker's Hill Preserve), Maine Wildlife Park (in Gray) and Naples (Songo River & Long Lake). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Mt. Apatite and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lewiston online trip itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lewiston is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Lewiston. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lewiston, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rangeley.
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Rangeley — 4 nights

Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. The population was 1,168 at the 2010 census. Rangeley is known for nature, scenic drive, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Height of Land, stroll through Cascade Stream Gorge Trail, get outside with Quill Hill, and immerse yourself in nature at Rangeley Lake State Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rangeley planner.

Traveling by car from Lewiston to Rangeley takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bethel.
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Bethel — 4 nights

Bethel is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Step Falls Preserve Hiking Trail in Newry (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Grafton Notch State Park, play a few rounds at Sunday River Country Club, get to know the fascinating history of Bethel Hill Common, and examine the collection at Maine Mineral and Gem Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bethel vacation builder site.

Drive from Rangeley to Bethel in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bethel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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