29 days in Maine & Topeka Itinerary

29 days in Maine & Topeka Itinerary

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Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Kennebunkport
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Kennebunkport
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rockland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Topeka
— 11 nights
Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Merida

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Kennebunkport

— 5 nights
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Get some historical perspective at Marginal Way Walkway and St. Ann's Episcopal Church. Relax by the water at Wells Beach and Short Sands Beach. Step out of Kennebunkport with an excursion to Long Sands Beach in York Beach--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, identify plant and animal life at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, kick back and relax at Kennebunk Beach, and take a memorable drive along Walker's Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kennebunkport trip planner.

Merida, Mexico to Kennebunkport is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Merida in June; daily highs in Kennebunkport reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rockland

— 6 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Get some cultural insight at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Farnsworth Art Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Popham Beach State Park and Reid State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockland: Doubling Point Lighthouse (in Arrowsic), Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde) and Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, step off the mainland to explore Cabbage Island, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and steep yourself in history at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rockland tour site.

Drive from Kennebunkport to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kennebunkport in June, expect nights in Rockland to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 6 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sand Beach and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Let the collections at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens capture your imagination. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor) and Wonderland Trail (in Southwest Harbor). There's lots more to do: trek along Bubble Rock, stroll through Carriage Roads, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rockland to Bar Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Topeka.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Topeka

— 11 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Evel Knievel Museum and Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site. Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Topeka: Manhattan (Liquid Art Winery and Estate, Tuttle Creek State Park, &more), Alma Creamery (in Alma) and Abilene (Heritage Center of Dickinson County, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at OZ Museum, steep yourself in history at Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, browse the exhibits of The Great Overland Station, and stroll around Gage Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Topeka trip planner.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Topeka in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bar Harbor to Topeka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in July: high temperatures in Topeka hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.6
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.