15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip planner

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Bangor
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Bangor
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 5 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Wilkes-Barre

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Bangor

— 1 night
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, grab your bike and head to Passy Rail Trail, and then take an in-depth tour of Belfast Historical Society & Museum. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Stephen King's House, see the interesting displays at Cole Land Transportation Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bangor vacation website.

Wilkes-Barre to Bangor is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Wilkes-Barre in July, with highs in Bangor at 80°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · 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. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery, Schoodic Point, &more). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Bangor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bar Harbor, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 5 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Boothbay Harbor: Haynes Gallery (in Thomaston), Cellardoor Winery (in Lincolnville) and Camden (Curtis Island Light, Mount Battie, &more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Cabbage Island, enjoy the sea views from Rockland Breakwater Light, admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor online holiday builder.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Wells Beach (in Wells), Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, &more) and Nubble Lighthouse (in York). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at The Maine Brew Bus, take in panoramic vistas at Portland Observatory, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Popham Beach State Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portland travel 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. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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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.