31 days in Maine Itinerary

31 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
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Rockland
— 5 nights
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Waterville
— 4 nights
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Rangeley
— 3 nights
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Bethel
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 9 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 5 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Shore Path and Sand Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor) and Ship Harbor Nature Trail (in Bass Harbor). And it doesn't end there: trek along Ocean Path, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and stroll through Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip maker app.

Newark to Bar Harbor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newark in March, things will get slightly colder in Bar Harbor: highs are around 37°F and lows about 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Rockland

— 5 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Farnsworth Art Museum and High Street Historic District. Get some historical perspective at Rockland Breakwater Light and Maine Lighthouse Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockland: Cap'n Fish's Cruises (in Boothbay Harbor), rendall Fine Art (in Wiscasset) and Pitcher Pond (in Camden). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Sea Glass Spa, sample the tasty concoctions at Boothbay Craft Brewery, and walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockland driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Rockland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in March, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Waterville.

Things to do in Rockland

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Waterville

— 4 nights
Waterville is a city in Kennebec County of the U.S. state of Maine, United States, on the west bank of the Kennebec River. Museum-lovers will get to explore Colby College Museum of Art and Maine State Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Margaret Chase Smith Library and Fort Western. Venture out of the city with trips to Bigelow Brewing Company (in Skowhegan), Belgrade Lakes Golf Club (in Belgrade Lakes) and Greenville (Off-Road Tours, Moosehead Lake, &more). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Quarry Road Trails, hit the slopes at Titcomb Mountain, and indulge in some personalized pampering at The Senator Spa.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Waterville tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Rockland to Waterville takes 1.5 hours. In March in Waterville, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 20°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rangeley.

Things to do in Waterville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rangeley

— 3 nights
Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. The population was 1,168 at the 2010 census. Step out of the city life by going to Saddleback and Sugarloaf Mountain. Get a sense of the local culture at Height of Land and Wilhelm Reich Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Rangeley side-trips: Sugarloaf Golf Club (in Carrabassett Valley), Stanley Museum (in Kingfield) and Nowetah's Indian Museum & Store (in New Portland). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, immerse yourself in nature at Rangeley Lake State Park, and examine the collection at Maine Forestry Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rangeley online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Waterville to Rangeley takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rangeley when traveling from Waterville in March, with lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Bethel.

Things to do in Rangeley

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bethel

— 4 nights
Bethel is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and The Museum of White Mountain Art at Jackson will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Bethel side-trips: Mt. Washington Auto Road (in Gorham), Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel - Day Tours (in Jefferson) and Lincoln (Flume Gorge & Seven Birches Winery). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Sunday River Ski Resort, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tuckerman Brewing Company, ski along the peaceful trails at Carter's X-C Ski Center, and engage your brain at Museum of Everyday Life.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bethel trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rangeley to Bethel takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Bethel can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bethel

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Portland

— 9 nights

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.
Visit Popham Beach State Park and Old Orchard Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Fine Arts and North End. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit), Long Sands Beach (in York Beach) and Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Old North Church & Historic Site, and steep yourself in history at Otis House.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip planner.

You can drive from Bethel to Portland in 2 hours. Traveling from Bethel in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°F in Portland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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.