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

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Let the collections at Cole Land Transportation Museum and Maine Forest and Logging Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangor: Bucksport Historical Society (in Bucksport), Bryant's Stove and Music Museum (in Thorndike) and Colby College Museum of Art (in Waterville). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, admire the striking features of Stephen King's House, take in the exciting artwork at Chapter Two Art Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with the rock & art shop.

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

New York City to Bangor is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a 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.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Trails

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6
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Abbe Museum and George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Shore Path. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point & Whopaints Gallery). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, stroll through Carriage Roads, trek along Great Head Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bangor to Bar Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seal Cove.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Cadillac Mountain ©
Mountain
Cadillac Mountain
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Schoodic Point ©
Must see
Schoodic Point
4.8

1
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Seal Cove

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.

Things to do in Seal Cove

Parks · Trails · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Somes Sound ©
Geologic Formation
Somes Sound
4.6

4
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Camden

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

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.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Mount Battie ©
Mountain
Mount Battie
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4
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Boothbay Harbor

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 Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Boothbay Harbor's surroundings by going to Maine Heritage Village (in Wiscasset), Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe (in Round Pond) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Norlands Living History Center, view the masterpieces at Abacus Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Boothbay Railway Village, and shop like a local with Georgetown Pottery.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Boothbay Harbor itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Maine Maritime Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Maine Maritime Museum
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Cap'n Fish's Cruises ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Cap'n Fish's Cruises
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Portland

The Forest City

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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Perkins Cove. Popular historic sites such as Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Head Light are in your itinerary. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Ogunquit Museum of American Art & Abacus), York (Nubble Lighthouse & Elizabeth Perkins House) and Brunswick (Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, First Parish Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Tate House Museum, learn about all things military at Maine Military Museum, and contemplate the long history of Fort Preble.

Discover how to plan a Portland trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Portland Head Light ©
Lighthouse
Portland Head Light
4.8
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Nubble Lighthouse
4.8

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