26 days in Maine Itinerary

26 days in Maine Itinerary

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26 days in Maine Itinerary

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

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Perkins Cove, & more), Long Sands Beach (in York Beach) and Wells Beach (in Wells). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, explore the landscape on two wheels at Eastern Promenade, and admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary maker website .

Bangor to Portland is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Portland are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Long Sands Beach, Nubble Lighthouse, Wells Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

3
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Explore Boothbay Harbor's surroundings by going to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol), Tandem Glass Gallery & Studio (in Dresden) and Rockland Breakwater Light (in Rockland). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Reid State Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor trip planner .

Getting from Portland to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay, Maine Maritime Museum, Reid State Park, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Tandem Glass Gallery & Studio
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

5
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Camden side-trips: Northport Landing Gallery & Espresso Bar (in Northport), Bucksport Waterfront Walkway (in Bucksport) and Prospect (Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory). Next up on the itinerary: 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 grab your bike and head to Passy Rail Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Camden trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Boothbay Harbor in May, expect nights in Camden to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Prospect, Belfast, Southwest Harbor, Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Bucksport Waterfront Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

6
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, trek along Jordan Cliffs Trail, and take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Acadia National Park holiday builder app .

Drive from Camden to Acadia National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Acadia National Park can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hancock.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

6
nights
Hancock

Hancock ©
Hancock is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Hancock side-trips: Bar Harbor (Spas, Shore Path, & more), Winter Harbor (Winter Harbor 5&10, Schoodic Point, & more) and Chipman's Wharf (in Milbridge). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, admire the natural beauty at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden, view the masterpieces at Spring Woods Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hancock day trip planner.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Hancock in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Hancock are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hancock

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Winter Harbor, Bangor, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden, Chipman's Wharf
Highlights from your plan
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

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