32 days in Maine Itinerary

32 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bangor
— 6 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 7 nights
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Camden
— 7 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 4 nights
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Ogunquit
— 7 nights
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Bangor

— 6 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Shop till you drop at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies and Spring Woods Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Baxter State Park and Moosehead Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Skowhegan Indian Monument (in Skowhegan), The Wire Bridge (in North New Portland) and Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory (in Prospect). And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Penobscot River Walkway, trek along Kenduskeag Stream Heritage Trail, examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bangor trip itinerary planning tool.

Chattanooga to Bangor is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chattanooga in August: high temperatures in Bangor hover around 79°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 7 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Cadillac Mountain and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get some cultural insight at St. Saviour's Church : and Whopaints Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Wonderland Trail in Southwest Harbor (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, hike along Precipice Trail, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, and stroll through Great Head Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor holiday planner.

You can drive from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Camden

— 7 nights
Head to Owls Head Lighthouse and Ducktrap Bay Trading Cofor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Farnsworth Art Museum and Maine Lighthouse Museum. Explore Camden's surroundings by going to Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde), Searsport (Moose Point State Park & Penobscot Marine Museum) and Finnish Church and Heritage House (in South Thomaston).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Camden journey planning tool.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Camden are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 4 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Shop till you drop at Abacus Gallery and Five Islands Farm. Boothbay Railway Village and Maine State Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site (in New Harbor), Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg) and Reid State Park (in Georgetown). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and trek along Giant's Stairs Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boothbay Harbor journey tool.

Traveling by car from Camden to Boothbay Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 7 nights
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Step out of the city life by going to Footbridge Beach and Goose Rocks Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and Abacus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ogunquit: Portland (Rising Tide Brewing Company, Casco Bay, &more), Beth Condon Pathway (in Yarmouth) and Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kennebunk Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parsons Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, and get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Ogunquit trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Ogunquit takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Ogunquit are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · 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.