15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine travel route planner

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Make it your trip
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Trenton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boothbay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 4 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 in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, hike along Great Head Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park trip planner.

Los Angeles to Acadia National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Acadia National Park at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Trenton.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Trenton

— 3 nights
Trenton is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States, near Acadia National Park. Explore Trenton's surroundings by going to Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor), The Seal Cove Auto Museum (in Seal Cove) and Bar Harbor (Ocean Path & Schoodic Peninsula). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, and don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Trenton trip planner.

Trenton is just a short distance from Acadia National Park. In June in Trenton, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Boothbay.

Things to do in Trenton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Boothbay

— 3 nights
Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Explore Boothbay's surroundings by going to Rockland (Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland Breakwater Light, &more), Mount Battie (in Camden) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, admire the majestic nature at Popham Beach State Park, step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boothbay trip planner.

Getting from Trenton to Boothbay by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Boothbay can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Wells Beach (in Wells), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, &more). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, and enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip site.

Getting from Boothbay to Portland by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Portland are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.