13 days in Maine Itinerary

13 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Bangor
— 1 night
Drive
3
Madawaska
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rangeley
— 1 night
Drive
5
Augusta
— 1 night
Drive
6
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Saco
— 1 night
Drive to Portland International Jetport, Fly to Philadelphia

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Acadia National Park

— 2 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.
Visiting Sand Beach and Carriage Roads will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail and Great Head Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Gorham Mountain Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff, tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Lake Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Acadia National Park using our trip planner.

Philadelphia to Acadia National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect Acadia National Park to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Bangor

— 1 night
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, then make a trip to Stephen King's House, and finally walk around Penobscot River Walkway.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bangor vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Bangor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Acadia National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bangor, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madawaska.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Madawaska

— 1 night
Madawaska is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. On the 24th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Madawaska Four Corners Park and then walk around Maine Acadian Culture.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madawaska online trip builder.

You can drive from Bangor to Madawaska in 4 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bangor in June: highs in Madawaska hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rangeley.

Things to do in Madawaska

Theme Parks · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Rangeley

— 1 night
Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. The population was 1,168 at the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a tour by water with Rangeley Region Lake Cruises and Kayaking, get engrossed in the history at Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Height of Land, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Smalls Falls.

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Drive from Madawaska to Rangeley in 6 hours. Traveling from Madawaska in June, expect nights in Rangeley to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Rangeley

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Augusta

— 1 night
Augusta is the capital of the U.S. state of Maine and the county seat of Kennebec County.The city's population was 19,136 at the 2010 census, making it the third-smallest state capital (after Montpelier, Vermont and Pierre, South Dakota) and the ninth-largest city in Maine. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Sonny's Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Maine State Museum, then ponder the world of politics at State Capitol, and finally look for gifts at Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Augusta tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rangeley to Augusta by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Rangeley in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Augusta, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Augusta

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): head off the coast to Cabbage Island, see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum, and then kick back and relax at Reid State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): stroll through Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, then visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then get outside with Hardy Boat Cruise.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Augusta to Boothbay Harbor in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland

— 3 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.
Visit Wells Beach and Casco Bay for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Mackworth Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Ogunquit (Ogunquit Museum of American Art & Marginal Way Walkway). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion, examine the collection at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, and do a tasting at Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery Old Port Tasting Room and Shop.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Portland trip planner.

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Portland are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Saco.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Saco

— 1 night
Saco is a city in York County, Maine, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), stop by Scalawags Pet Boutique, take in the exciting artwork at Compliments, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and finally explore and take pictures at Ocean Ave.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saco road trip app.

Saco is just a short distance from Portland. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saco

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trip

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.

Mid Coast Maine travel guide

4.7
Lighthouses · Scenic Walking Areas · Dolphin & Whale Watching