15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

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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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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bangor
— 5 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 Ogunquit (Uniques and Antiques, Marginal Way Walkway, &more) and Nubble Lighthouse (in York). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, walk around Fort Williams Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, and admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planning tool.

Edinburgh, UK to Portland is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Portland is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in October, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 2 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Boothbay Railway Village and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Portland to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, and stroll through Gorham Mountain Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Acadia National Park tour app.

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Acadia National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Acadia National Park are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Bangor

— 5 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor), Camden (Camden Hills State Park, Mount Battie, &more) and Bar Harbor (St. Saviour's Church :, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, enjoy breathtaking views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, try your luck at Hollywood Raceway, and don't miss a visit to Stephen King's House.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bangor trip planner.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Bangor sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.