15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine travel planner

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Bangor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Bangor

— 2 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Get out of town with these interesting Bangor side-trips: Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory (in Prospect) and Bucksport Waterfront Walkway (in Bucksport). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Orono Bog Boardwalk, stroll through Bangor City Forest, and look for gifts at Tea Maineia.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bangor tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Bangor is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Bangor, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and hike along Gorham Mountain Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Bangor to Bar Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bangor in May: highs in Bar Harbor hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Camden

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camden: Maine State Museum (in Augusta) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol).

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Camden trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland

— 6 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit ( PANACHE FINE JEWELRY AND ART GALLERY, Perkins Cove, &more). The adventure continues: gain some tasty knowledge on The Maine Brew Bus, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach, and stroll around Fort Williams Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Camden to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · 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.