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 the rock & art shop capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangor: Bryant's Stove and Music Museum (in Thorndike), Colby College Museum of Art (in Waterville) and Bucksport Historical Society (in Bucksport). 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 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 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

6
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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 Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Cadillac Mountain. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point & Whopaints Gallery). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ocean Path, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, trek along Great Head Trail, and grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads.

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

Side Trips

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 · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Camden

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

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

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 Norlands Living History Center will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Boothbay Harbor's surroundings by going to Maine Heritage Village (in Wiscasset), Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum (in Alna) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Maine State Museum, view the masterpieces at Georgetown Pottery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and shop like a local with Round Pond Art Gallery and Shoppe.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor online journey maker.

Getting from Camden to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 Elizabeth Perkins House are in your itinerary. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Ogunquit Museum of American Art & Abacus), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Brunswick (Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, First Parish Church, &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 travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
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.