16 days in Maine Itinerary

16 days in Maine Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
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Camden
— 3 nights
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Bangor
— 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at New England Distilling.

Plan trip to Portland with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in January, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 3 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to rendall Fine Art (in Wiscasset), Glidden Point Oyster Farms (in Edgecomb) and Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Nickels-Sortwell House, look for gifts at Dirty Bird Pottery, and get engrossed in the history at Boothbay Region Historical Society Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor trip itinerary website.

Getting from Portland to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Camden

— 3 nights
Go for a jaunt from Camden to Isle Au Haut to see Duck Harbor Mountain about 52 minutes away.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Camden holiday maker website.

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Camden in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Camden

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

— 3 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.
Take a break from Acadia National Park with a short trip to Naturalist's Notebook in Seal Harbor, about 2h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Acadia National Park tour builder site.

You can drive from Camden to Acadia National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Acadia National Park, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Bangor

— 3 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Harbourside Drive (in Northeast Harbor), Waterville (Quarry Road Trails & Colby College Museum of Art) and Bar Harbor (Compass Harbor Trail & Shore Path). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Orono Bog Boardwalk.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bangor holiday planner.

Drive from Acadia National Park to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Acadia National Park in February, Bangor is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.6
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.