13 days in Maine Itinerary

13 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine vacation planner

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Bangor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Bangor

— 2 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at 2 Feet Brewing. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at the rock & art shop, have fun and explore at Maine Discovery Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Orono Bog Boardwalk.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bangor trip itinerary builder website.

Tampa to Bangor is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in October, expect Bangor to be cooler, temps between 61°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
On the 5th (Mon), hike along Heart of Acadia Loop, trek along The Bowl Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and finally stroll through Beech Mountain Trail. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Day Mountain, take in the natural beauty of Sieur de Monts Spring, and then head outdoors with Dorr Mountain.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Acadia National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bangor to Acadia National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Camden

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Fernald's Neck Preserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Warren Island State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pitcher Pond, and finally look for gifts at The Smiling Cow. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Merryspring Nature Center, then browse the collection at Camden Public Library, then take in the exciting artwork at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chestnut Street Baptist Church.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Camden trip planner.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Camden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Trails

Side Trip

Boothbay Harbor

— 3 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Get some historical perspective at Castle Tucker and Doubling Point Lighthouse. Visiting Ovens Mouth Preserves and Damariscove Island will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boothbay Harbor: Dodge Point Public Reserved Land (in Newcastle) and Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum (in Alna). There's lots more to do: take a stroll around Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, stop by Dirty Bird Pottery, get lost in a book at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, and get engrossed in the history at Boothbay Region Historical Society Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor online itinerary planner.

Getting from Camden to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Maine Jewish Museum and Umbrella Cover Museum. Maine Mead Works and 5th Maine Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: hike along Back Cove Trail, take an in-depth tour of Tate House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Richard Boyd Art Gallery, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maine Craft Distilling.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary site.

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails · Historic Sites

Maine travel guide

4.6
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.