30 days in Maine Itinerary

30 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine vacation planner
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Bangor
— 4 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 9 nights
Drive
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Winter Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 5 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 7 nights
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Bangor — 4 nights

Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangor: Belfast (Belfast Harborwalk, Passy Rail Trail, &more), Borestone Mountain (in Rockwood) and Moose Country Safaris (in Sangerville). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at the rock & art shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Orono Bog Boardwalk, and examine the collection at Bucksport Historical Society.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bangor route maker website.

Tampa to Bangor is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Tampa in June, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bangor: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 9 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Wonderland Trail in Southwest Harbor (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, hike along Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail, and explore the activities along Frenchman Bay.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bangor to Bar Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bangor in June: highs in Bar Harbor hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Winter Harbor.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Winter Harbor — 4 nights

Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Winter Harbor: Hancock (Frenchman Bay Conservancy & Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge), Lubec (Bog Brook Cove Preserve & West Quoddy Head Light) and Sullivan (The Granite Garden Gallery & Spring Woods Gallery). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point, take in the awesome beauty at Schoodic Mountain, view the masterpieces at Works of Hand, and shop like a local with Chapter Two Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Winter Harbor holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Winter Harbor are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boothbay Harbor.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor — 5 nights

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Explore Boothbay Harbor's surroundings by going to Owls Head Transportation Museum (in Owls Head), Haynes Gallery (in Thomaston) and Camden (Jo Ellen Designs, Camden Hills State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, admire all the interesting features of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boothbay Region Land Trust, and enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor trip builder app.

You can drive from Winter Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. July in Boothbay Harbor sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portland.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Wells (Wells Reserve at Laudholm & Wells Beach), Kennebunkport (St. Ann's Episcopal Church & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Long Sands Beach (in York Beach). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, and make a trip to Portland Observatory.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portland tour website.

You can 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 July in Portland, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
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.