16 days in Maine Itinerary

16 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine vacation planner

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Bangor
— 3 nights
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Bangor

— 3 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Bangor side-trips: The Seal Cove Auto Museum (in Seal Cove), Bar Harbor (Land Bridge to Bar Island, Shore Path, &more) and Chipman's Wharf (in Milbridge). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Stephen King's House, look for gifts at Winter Harbor 5&10, view the masterpieces at Whopaints Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bangor travel itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Bangor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: high temperatures in Bangor hover around 66°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, and hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Acadia National Park trip planner.

Getting from Bangor to Acadia National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Bangor in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Acadia National Park: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Camden

— 3 nights
When in Camden, make a side trip to see Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum in Port Clyde, approximately Port Clyde away.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Camden sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Camden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Camden, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 3 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boothbay Harbor: Rockland Breakwater Light (in Rockland), Tandem Glass Gallery & Studio (in Dresden) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, enjoy the sand and surf at Reid State Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor trip planner.

Drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 (Ogunquit Beach, Perkins Cove, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, take a stroll through Old Port, and kick back and relax at Old Orchard Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland journey planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.