17 days in Maine

17 days in Maine

Margareth goncalves

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Bangor
— 3 nights
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Waterville
— 1 day
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
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Bangor
— 7 nights
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Bangor

— 3 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Orono Bog Boardwalk and Holbrook Island Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bangor City Forest, try to win big at Hollywood Casino, and stroll around Penobscot River Walkway.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bangor trip planner.

Boston to Bangor is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bangor when traveling from Boston in September, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Waterville.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Waterville

— 1 day
Waterville is a city in Kennebec County of the U.S. state of Maine, United States, on the west bank of the Kennebec River. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fort Halifax State Historic Site and then make a trip to Two Cent Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Waterville trip planner.

You can drive from Bangor to Waterville in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 5 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Precipice Trail and Gorham Mountain Trail. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, approximately Winter Harbor away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Frenchman Bay, meet the residents at Mount Desert Island Oceanarium, stroll through Carriage Roads, and trek along Bubble Rock.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Waterville to Bar Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Bangor

— 7 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Passy Rail Trail and Moosehead Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangor: Frenchman Bay Conservancy (in Hancock), Baxter State Park (in Millinocket) and Belfast Harborwalk (in Belfast). See some other sides of Bangor: examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Bangor Historical Society and Thomas A. Hill House Museum, and hike along Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bangor day trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.