31 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

31 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Lewiston
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Lewiston
— 10 nights
Drive
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Rangeley
— 9 nights
Drive
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Bethel
— 11 nights
Drive to Portland International Jetport, Fly to Salt Lake City

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Lewiston — 10 nights

Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. Change things up with these side-trips from Lewiston: Casco (Hacker's Hill Preserve, Sebago Lake State Park, &more), Naples (Songo River & Long Lake) and New Gloucester (Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Thompson's Orchards, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Bates College Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and stroll around Veteran's Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lewiston trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Lewiston is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: high temperatures in Lewiston hover around 78°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rangeley.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Rangeley — 9 nights

Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. The population was 1,168 at the 2010 census. Change things up with these side-trips from Rangeley: Carrabassett Valley (Sugarloaf Golf Club & Sugarloaf Mountain), Nordica Homestead Museum (in Farmington) and Kingfield (Ira Mountain, Stanley Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Height of Land, hike along Cascade Stream Gorge Trail, head outdoors with Quill Hill, and admire the sheer force of Smalls Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rangeley trip planner.

You can drive from Lewiston to Rangeley in 2 hours. In August in Rangeley, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bethel.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Bethel — 11 nights

Bethel is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bethel: Step Falls Preserve Hiking Trail (in Newry), Fryeburg (Hemlock Covered Bridge, Weston's Farm, &more) and Bridgton (Shawnee Peak, Bridgton Books, &more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Grafton Notch State Park, take in the views from Sunday River Covered Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Goose Eye Mountain, and trek along Bethel Pathway.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bethel sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Rangeley to Bethel takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips