17 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

17 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Bethel
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Bethel
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rangeley
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lewiston
— 6 nights
Drive to Portland International Jetport, Fly to Washington

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Bethel — 5 nights

Bethel is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bethel: Step Falls Preserve Hiking Trail (in Newry), Bridgton (Bridgton Books, Pondicherry Park, &more) and High View Farm (in Harrison). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Grafton Notch State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Goose Eye Mountain, take in nature's colorful creations at McLaughlin Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Will Walking Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bethel trip maker website.

Washington to Bethel is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Washington in June, expect Bethel to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rangeley.
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Rangeley — 5 nights

Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. The population was 1,168 at the 2010 census. Change things up with these side-trips from Rangeley: Nordica Homestead Museum (in Farmington), Sugarloaf Mountain (in Carrabassett Valley) and Stanley Museum (in Kingfield). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Height of Land, admire the sheer force of Angel Falls, hike along Cascade Stream Gorge Trail, and head outdoors with Quill Hill.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rangeley driving holiday tool.

Getting from Bethel to Rangeley by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lewiston.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Lewiston — 6 nights

Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. Venture out of the city with trips to Casco (Hacker's Hill Preserve, Point Sebago Golf Resort, &more), New Gloucester (Thompson's Orchards, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, &more) and Maine Wildlife Park (in Gray). The adventure continues: stroll through Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Androscoggin River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and sample the tasty concoctions at Baxter Brewing Company.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lewiston trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Rangeley to Lewiston takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips