15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

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15 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Rockland
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Huntsville

8
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockland: Nickels-Sortwell House (in Wiscasset), Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Boothbay (Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens & Boothbay Railway Village). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, take in the views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Colby College Museum of Art.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockland online attractions planner .

Huntsville to Rockland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Huntsville in September, expect Rockland to be slightly colder, temps between 69°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camden, Belfast, Rockport, Boothbay, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Rockland Breakwater Light ©
Rockland Breakwater Light

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path and then explore the striking landscape of Acadia National Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rockland to Bar Harbor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Ogunquit (Perkins Cove & Marginal Way Walkway) and Kancamagus Highway (in North Conway). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewery, take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Portland Observatory, and enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Portland sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Kancamagus Highway, Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

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