16 days in Maine Itinerary

16 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Boston, Bus to Ogunquit
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Ogunquit
— 3 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bangor
— 4 nights
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Ogunquit

— 3 nights
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ogunquit: Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth) and Portland (Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine, Allagash Brewing Company, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ogunquit trip tool.

Richmond to Ogunquit is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Richmond in September, things will get little chillier in Ogunquit: highs are around 74°F and lows about 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 4 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boothbay Harbor: Owls Head Transportation Museum (in Owls Head), Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol) and Mount Battie (in Camden). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, stroll through Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island, explore and take pictures at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

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Getting from Ogunquit to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, hike along Great Head Trail, stroll through Gorham Mountain Trail, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Acadia National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Acadia National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Bangor

— 4 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Venture out of the city with trips to Bar Harbor (Schoodic Peninsula, Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail, &more) and Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery and stroll through Orono Bog Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangor holiday builder.

Drive from Acadia National Park to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Bangor, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.