31 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

31 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine's Lakes & Mountains holiday planner

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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: New Gloucester (Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Thompson's Orchards, &more), Casco (Hacker's Hill Preserve, Sebago Lake State Park, &more) and Naples (Songo River & Long Lake). There's much more to do: stroll around Veteran's Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maine Wildlife Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and sample the tasty concoctions at Baxter Brewing Company.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lewiston online vacation planner.

Salt Lake City to Lewiston is an approximately 10-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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in August; daily highs in Lewiston reach 78°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rangeley.

Things to do in Lewiston

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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), Kingfield (Ira Mountain, Stanley Museum, &more) and Nordica Homestead Museum (in Farmington). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Height of Land, admire the majestic nature at Rangeley Lake State Park, 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.

Things to do in Rangeley

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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, see the interesting displays at Maine Mineral and Gem Museum, 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.

Things to do in Bethel

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips