17 days in Maine Itinerary

17 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly
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Bangor
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Portland
— 4 nights
Bus to Logan International Airport, Fly to Houston Hobby Apt

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nights
Bangor

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Bangor side-trips: Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory (in Prospect), The Granite Garden Gallery (in Sullivan) and Rockland Breakwater Light (in Rockland). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Moosehead Lake, take in the exciting artwork at Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show, stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, and appreciate the history behind Paul Bunyan Statue.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Bangor visit planner.

Houston to Bangor is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Bangor due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for little chillier days in Bangor, with highs around 79°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Moosehead Lake ©
Water Body
Moosehead Lake
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4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

Before you visit Bar Harbor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Bangor to Bar Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Cadillac Mountain ©
Mountain
Cadillac Mountain
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Shore Path ©
Wildlife Area
Shore Path
4.8

3
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Camden

Explore Camden's surroundings by going to Colby College Museum of Art (in Waterville) and Owls Head Lighthouse (in Owls Head).

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Camden trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Mount Battie ©
Mountain
Mount Battie
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Cellardoor Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Cellardoor Winery
4.7

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, walk around South End Dog Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Maine State Aquarium, then step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, and then identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

4
nights
Portland

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Compliments (in Kennebunkport), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, &more). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Orchard Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary 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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Portland Head Light ©
Lighthouse
Portland Head Light
4.8

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