18 days in Maine Itinerary

18 days in Maine Itinerary

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18 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Bangor
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Freeport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
York
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Fort Knox State Historic Site and Mount Hope Garden Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cole Land Transportation Museum and Whopaints Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Bryant's Stove and Music Museum (in Thorndike), Bartlett Maine Estate Winery (in Gouldsboro) and Chapter Two Art Gallery (in Corea). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at the rock & art shop, identify plant and animal life at Orono Bog Boardwalk, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bangor City Forest, and admire the landmark architecture of Stephen King's House.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bangor planning site .

New York City to Bangor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Bangor at 73°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Bartlett Maine Estate Winery, Bryant's Stove and Music Museum, Chapter Two Art Gallery, Whopaints Gallery, Orono Bog Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Fort Knox State Historic Site ©
Fort Knox State Historic Site
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Let the collections at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Egg Rock Light and St. Saviour's Church :. Step out of Bar Harbor to go to Stonington and see Stonington Village, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Asticou Azalea Garden, explore the activities along Frenchman Bay, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, and get engrossed in the history at Abbe Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor online journey planner .

Drive from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Deer Isle, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Asticou Azalea Garden
Highlights from your plan
Asticou Azalea Garden ©
Asticou Azalea Garden
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Maine Lighthouse Museum and Owls Head Transportation Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum and High Street Historic District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Camden: Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse & Pemaquid Beach Park) and Owls Head Lighthouse (in Owls Head). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre, do a tasting at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, go for a walk through Belfast Harborwalk, and examine the collection at Sail Power and Steam Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Camden road trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Camden sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Freeport.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Owls Head, Rockland, Bristol, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Belfast Harborwalk
Highlights from your plan
Sail Power and Steam Museum ©
Sail Power and Steam Museum
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum

3
nights
Freeport

Freeport ©
Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maine State Museum and Popham Beach State Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Freeport: Boothbay Railway Village (in Boothbay), Reid State Park (in Georgetown) and Fort Popham State Historic Site (in Phippsburg). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Maine Maritime Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Maine Beer Company, immerse yourself in nature at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, and explore the world behind art at Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Freeport vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Camden to Freeport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Freeport sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Freeport

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Brunswick, Phippsburg, Reid State Park, Maine Maritime Museum, Maine State Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park ©
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Maine Maritime Museum ©
Maine Maritime Museum
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park

4
nights
York

York ©
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. Get some cultural insight at Mount Agamenticus and Wadsworth-Longfellow House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Footbridge Beach and Kennebunk Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Seashore Trolley Museum (in Kennebunkport), Portland (Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine, & more) and Kennebunk (Gooch's Beach & Mother's Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Goose Rocks Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Abacus, go for a walk through Cliff Walk, and don't miss a visit to Fort McClary State Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our York visit planner .

Traveling by car from Freeport to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in York, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland, Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, Ogunquit, Drakes Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Abacus ©
Abacus
Drakes Island Beach ©
Drakes Island Beach
Wadsworth-Longfellow House ©
Wadsworth-Longfellow House

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