36 days in Maine Itinerary

36 days in Maine Itinerary

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36 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Tampa
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Bangor
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Millinocket
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lubec
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Winter Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Camden
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Boothbay Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Portland
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tampa

5
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangor: Borestone Mountain (in Rockwood), Moosehead Lake (in Greenville) and Bucksport Waterfront Walkway (in Bucksport). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, stroll through Blue Hill Mountain, stop by The Blue Hill Wine Shop, and explore and take pictures at Old Canada Road.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bangor journey app .

Tampa to Bangor is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Tampa in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Bangor: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Millinocket.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maine, Blue Hill, Bucksport Waterfront Walkway, Orono Bog Boardwalk, Borestone Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Moosehead Lake ©
Moosehead Lake
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Penobscot Narrows Bridge ©
Penobscot Narrows Bridge

2
nights
Millinocket

Millinocket ©
Millinocket is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.The population was 4,506 at the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Katahdin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Lumberman's Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Millinocket trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bangor to Millinocket takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Millinocket can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lubec.

Things to do in Millinocket

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Patten
Highlights from your plan
Mount Katahdin ©
Mount Katahdin
Lumberman's Museum ©
Lumberman's Museum

5
nights
Lubec

Lubec ©
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Lubec: Great Wass Island Preserve (in Beals), Reversing Falls Park (in Pembroke) and Roque Bluffs State Park (in Roque Bluffs). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Quoddy Head State Park, identify plant and animal life at Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land, head off the coast to Machias Seal Island, and visit a coastal fixture at West Quoddy Head Light.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lubec trip planner .

You can drive from Millinocket to Lubec in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Reversing Falls Park, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Machias Seal Island, Roque Bluffs State Park, Beals Island
Highlights from your plan
Quoddy Head State Park ©
Quoddy Head State Park
West Quoddy Head Light ©
West Quoddy Head Light
Bog Brook Cove Preserve ©
Bog Brook Cove Preserve

3
nights
Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor ©
Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore Winter Harbor's surroundings by going to Sullivan (The Granite Garden Gallery & Spring Woods Gallery), Frenchman Bay Conservancy (in Hancock) and Seal Harbor (Naturalist's Notebook & Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point, view the masterpieces at Chapter Two Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, and shop like a local with Whopaints Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Winter Harbor trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Lubec to Winter Harbor takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Winter Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seal Harbor, Sullivan, Frenchman Bay Conservancy, Chapter Two Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
The Granite Garden Gallery ©
The Granite Garden Gallery
Whopaints Gallery ©
Whopaints Gallery
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden ©
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden

6
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for nature, wildlife, trails, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, and see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, Asticou Azalea Garden
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

5
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Explore Camden's surroundings by going to Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum (in Port Clyde), Mt. Phillip (in Rome) and Colby College Museum of Art (in Waterville). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, grab your bike and head to Passy Rail Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Belfast Harborwalk.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Camden road trip app .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Camden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Belfast, Rockport, Cellardoor Winery, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

4
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Boothbay Harbor: Swan Island Wildlife Management Area (in Richmond), South End Dog Park (in Bath) and Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse & La Verna Preserve). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Dodge Point Public Reserved Land, step off the mainland to explore Damariscove Island, and look for gifts at Dirty Bird Pottery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor online travel planner .

Getting from Camden to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Boothbay, Bristol, Dodge Point Public Reserved Land, Swan Island Wildlife Management Area, South End Dog Park
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Cabbage Island ©
Cabbage Island
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

5
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Tributary Brewing (in Kittery), Yarmouth (Beth Condon Pathway & Grist Mill Park) and Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Portland Head Light, immerse yourself in nature at Popham Beach State Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Prom Trail.

You can plan Portland trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Portland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Portland, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

South Portland, Yarmouth, Westbrook River Walk, Marginal Way Walkway, Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

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