43 days in Maine Itinerary

43 days in Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Bethel
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Bethel
— 5 nights
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Rangeley
— 4 nights
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Bangor
— 7 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 7 nights
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Rockland
— 7 nights
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Portland
— 12 nights
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Bethel

— 5 nights
Bethel is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bethel: Kezar Lake (in Center Lovell), Black Mountain of Maine (in Rumford) and Bridgton (Bridgton Books & Shawnee Peak). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Sunday River Ski Resort, relax in the rural setting at High View Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Abram, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Will Walking Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bethel travel itinerary planner.

Huntsville to Bethel is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Bethel is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Huntsville in March, with highs in Bethel at 36°F and lows at 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rangeley.

Things to do in Bethel

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Rangeley

— 4 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: Attean Pond (in Jackman), Farmington (Nordica Homestead Museum & Titcomb Mountain) and Nowetah's Indian Museum & Store (in New Portland). There's lots more to do: stroll through Saddleback, snap pictures at The Wire Bridge, explore the activities along Mooselookmeguntic Lake, and hit the slopes at Sugarloaf Mountain.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rangeley day trip planner.

You can drive from Bethel to Rangeley in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Rangeley can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bangor.

Things to do in Rangeley

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Bangor

— 7 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangor: Ellsworth (The Telephone Museum & Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary), Craig's Pond (in Orland) and Greenville (Moosehead Historical Society & Moosehead Lake). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with the rock & art shop, take in the exciting artwork at Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show, stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at Colby College Museum of Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangor travel route builder app.

Drive from Rangeley to Bangor in 2.5 hours. In April in Bangor, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 7 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Winter Harbor (Works of Hand, Whopaints Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and view the masterpieces at Little Village Gifts.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor road trip website.

You can drive from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Rockland

— 7 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockland: Northport Landing Gallery & Espresso Bar (in Northport), Oxbow Brewing Company (in Newcastle) and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (in Bristol). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, examine the collection at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rockland journey planning tool.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Rockland by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Rockland, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Portland

— 12 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Popham Beach State Park (in Phippsburg), Devil’s Back Trail (in Orrs Island) and Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at The Maine Brew Bus, explore the activities along Casco Bay, hike along Back Cove Trail, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Maine Craft Distilling.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Rockland to Portland in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Portland sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Maine travel guide

4.6
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.