28 days in Maine Itinerary

28 days in Maine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  23 h
1
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Camden
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Rangeley
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Bethel
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Johannesburg

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Ogunquit (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Perkins Cove, &more) and Just Us Chickens Gallery (in Kittery). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art, ski along the peaceful trails at Harris Farm Cross Country Skiing, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, and stroll through Old Orchard Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Portland attractions planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Portland is an approximately 23- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Portland. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Portland hover around 3°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Harris Farm Cross Country Skiing, Popham Beach State Park, Ocean Ave, Funtown Splashtown USA
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park

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 Bristol (The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam & Pemaquid Point Lighthouse) and Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to rendall Fine Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and view the masterpieces at Abacus Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to Boothbay Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bristol, Boothbay, rendall Fine Art, Maine Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Boat Tours & Water Sports

5
nights
Camden

Camden ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camden: Duck Harbor Mountain (in Isle Au Haut), Waterville (Quarry Road Trails & Colby College Museum of Art) and Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory (in Prospect).

Make your Camden itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Camden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Camden are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Waterville, Duck Harbor Mountain, Vesper Hill Children's Chapel, Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery, Cellardoor Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Pitcher Pond ©
Pitcher Pond

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point & Whopaints Gallery) and Catherine Hill Winery (in Cherryfield). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, look for gifts at Christmas Spirit Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, and get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens.

Plan my trip to Bar Harbor with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Rangeley.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Catherine Hill Winery
Highlights from your plan
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
nights
Rangeley

Rangeley ©
Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rangeley: Sugarloaf Mountain (in Carrabassett Valley), Bigelow Preserve (in Stratton) and Stanley Museum (in Kingfield). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Saddleback Maine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Height of Land, stroll through Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, and snap pictures at The Wire Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rangeley online tour planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Rangeley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bar Harbor in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rangeley, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bethel.

Things to do in Rangeley

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sugarloaf Mountain, Bigelow Preserve, Tumbledown Mountain, Titcomb Mountain, Stanley Museum
Highlights from your plan
Saddleback Maine ©
Saddleback Maine
Height of Land ©
Height of Land
Bigelow Preserve ©
Bigelow Preserve

4
nights
Bethel

Bethel ©
Bethel is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Black Mountain of Maine (in Rumford), Bridgton (Highland Lake Beach & Shawnee Peak) and Streaked Mountain (in South Paris). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunday River Ski Resort, admire the majestic nature at Grafton Notch State Park, hike along Bethel Pathway, and admire the sheer force of Snow Falls.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bethel trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Rangeley to Bethel in 1.5 hours. January in Bethel sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bethel

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bridgton, Snow Falls, Black Mountain of Maine, Streaked Mountain, Hemlock Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Black Mountain of Maine ©
Black Mountain of Maine
Grafton Notch State Park ©
Grafton Notch State Park
Goose Eye Mountain ©
Goose Eye Mountain

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