31 days in Maine Itinerary

31 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine vacation planner
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Make it your trip
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Bangor
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 9 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 7 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 9 nights
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Bangor — 5 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: Colby College Museum of Art (in Waterville), Greenville (Off-Road Tours & Moosehead Lake) and Schoodic National Scenic Byway (in Winter Harbor). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Moose Country Safaris, see the interesting displays at Cole Land Transportation Museum, and appreciate the history behind Paul Bunyan Statue.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bangor road trip app.

Phoenix to Bangor is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Bangor. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Bangor reach 80°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 9 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point & Schoodic Therapeutics Day Spa and Therapy Center) and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse (in Bass Harbor). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula, hike along Ocean Path, and stroll through Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip planning tool.

Getting from Bangor to Bar Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Bangor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bar Harbor, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor — 7 nights

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Boothbay Harbor side-trips: Rockland (Rockland Breakwater Light, Farnsworth Art Museum, &more), Camden (Camden Hills State Park & Mount Battie) and Kefauver Studio & Gallery (in Damariscotta). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, visit a coastal fixture at Burnt Island Lighthouse, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the pleasant sights at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Boothbay Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portland.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Portland — 9 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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Old Orchard Beach (Pirate's Cove & Old Orchard Beach Pier), Kennebunkport (Ocean Ave, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Ogunquit (Footbridge Beach, Ogunquit Beach, &more). The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, step off the mainland to explore Casco Bay Islands, and kick back and relax at Popham Beach State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Maine travel guide

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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.
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