14 days in Maine Itinerary

14 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bangor
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, trek along Westbrook River Walk, and admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

San Francisco to Portland is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Portland when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, then visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, then step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally look for gifts at Edgecomb Potters.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor travel planner.

Getting from Portland to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Camden

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Sun), explore the galleries of Farnsworth Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and finally look for gifts at French & Brawn Market Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Ducktrap Bay Trading Co.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Camden road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Camden, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Nature · Parks · Tours

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.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, hike along Great Head Trail, and grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Camden to Acadia National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Bangor

— 3 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Explore Bangor's surroundings by going to Bar Harbor (Schoodic Peninsula, Turrets Seaside Garden, &more), The Seal Cove Auto Museum (in Seal Cove) and Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery & Schoodic Point). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Stephen King's House.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bangor holiday planner.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Bangor sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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.