17 days in Maine Itinerary

17 days in Maine Itinerary

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17 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Hancock
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rangeley
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Portland

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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit), Boston (Faneuil Hall Marketplace, North End, & more) and Scalawags Pet Boutique (in Kennebunkport). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Kancamagus Highway, examine the collection at Portland Head Light, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, and enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland travel planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Portland. In November, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Boston, Banded Horn Brewery, Portland Head Light, Marginal Way Walkway, Scalawags Pet Boutique
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
North End ©
North End

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camden: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and don't miss a visit to Vesper Hill Children's Chapel.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Camden travel app .

Getting from Portland to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rockland, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Vesper Hill Children's Chapel, Cellardoor Winery
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

4
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia 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, scenic drive, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, cruise along Park Loop Road, explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, and explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Acadia National Park tour planning website .

Drive from Camden to Acadia National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Acadia National Park, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hancock.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mount Desert Island, Somes Sound
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Precipice Trail ©
Precipice Trail
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

3
nights
Hancock

Hancock ©
Hancock is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Schoodic Peninsula (in Bar Harbor), Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point, Whopaints Gallery, & more) and Bangor (Paul Bunyan Statue, Cole Land Transportation Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Spring Woods Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hancock trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Acadia National Park to Hancock by car takes about an hour. In November, daytime highs in Hancock are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rangeley.

Things to do in Hancock

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bangor, Winter Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula, Spring Woods Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Schoodic Peninsula ©
Schoodic Peninsula
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

3
nights
Rangeley

Rangeley ©
Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Saddleback Maine, then take in the dramatic scenery at Smalls Falls, then have fun at Moose Alley, and finally admire all the interesting features of Height of Land. On the next day, head outdoors with Quill Hill and then admire the majestic nature at Grafton Notch State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rangeley travel route builder app .

Getting from Hancock to Rangeley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rangeley when traveling from Hancock in November, with lows around 23°F. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rangeley

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grafton Notch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Saddleback Maine ©
Saddleback Maine
Height of Land ©
Height of Land
Smalls Falls ©
Smalls Falls

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