26 days in Maine Itinerary

26 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bangor
— 3 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
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Seal Cove
— 1 night
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Camden
— 4 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 7 nights
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Bangor — 3 nights

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Let the collections at Cole Land Transportation Museum and Colby College Museum of Art capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangor: Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show (in Hancock), Bucksport Historical Society (in Bucksport) and Bryant's Stove and Music Museum (in Thorndike). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, admire the striking features of Stephen King's House, hike along Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Maine Forest and Logging Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bangor trip itinerary builder site.

New York City to Bangor is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Bangor to be little chillier, temps between 61°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 6 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History and Whopaints. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Cadillac Mountain. Step out of Bar Harbor to go to Winter Harbor and see Schoodic Point, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, stroll through Great Head Trail, trek along Precipice Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bangor to Bar Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seal Cove.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Seal Cove — 1 night

Tremont is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 11th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Somes Sound, then trek along Beech Mountain Trail, and then examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Seal Cove online trip planner.

Seal Cove is very close to Bar Harbor. In October, daily temperatures in Seal Cove can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Camden.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Camden — 4 nights

Visit Owls Head Lighthouse and Maine Lighthouse Museum for their historical value. Let the collections at Owls Head Transportation Museum and Olson House capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Penobscot Marine Museum (in Searsport) and Port Clyde (Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum & Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Gallery).

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Camden online itinerary builder.

Getting from Seal Cove to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Camden are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Boothbay Harbor.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor — 4 nights

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Cap'n Fish's Cruises and Kennebec River Rail Trail. Maine Maritime Museum and Maine State Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Boothbay Harbor's surroundings by going to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol), Maine Heritage Village (in Wiscasset) and Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum (in Alna). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Norlands Living History Center, take in the exciting artwork at Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe, see the interesting displays at Boothbay Railway Village, and shop like a local with Georgetown Pottery.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor online journey planner.

You can drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.
Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Portland — 7 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Perkins Cove and Fishing Charters & Tours. Popular historic sites such as Marginal Way Walkway and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum are in your itinerary. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to York (Nubble Lighthouse & Elizabeth Perkins House), Ogunquit (Ogunquit Museum of American Art & Abacus) and Brunswick (First Parish Church, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, take an in-depth tour of Tate House Museum, view the masterpieces at Richard Boyd Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Fort Preble.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planning app.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.