43 days in Maine Itinerary

43 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine tour planner

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Camden
— 6 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 5 nights
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Portland
— 7 nights
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Rangeley
— 6 nights
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Lubec
— 5 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 7 nights
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Bangor
— 6 nights
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Camden

— 6 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Camden: Searsport (Moose Point State Park & Penobscot Marine Museum), Northport Landing Gallery & Espresso Bar (in Northport) and Sheepscot Links (in Whitefield).

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Camden trip planner.

Sacramento to Camden is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sacramento to Camden due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sacramento in September: high temperatures in Camden hover around 69°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 5 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Swan Island Wildlife Management Area (in Richmond), Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath) and Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, La Verna Preserve, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, stop by Coastal Maine Popcorn Co, pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and get engrossed in the history at Boothbay Region Historical Society Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor travel route site.

Drive from Camden to Boothbay Harbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Kennebunkport (Ocean Ave, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, &more), Long Sands Beach (in York Beach) and Ogunquit (Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Marginal Way Walkway, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at The Maine Brew Bus, take in the local highlights with Beaten Path Tours, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, and enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Portland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Portland sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rangeley.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Rangeley

— 6 nights
Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. The population was 1,168 at the 2010 census. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rangeley: Tumbledown Mountain (in Weld), Jackman (Attean Pond & Moose River) and The Wire Bridge (in North New Portland). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Rangeley Region Lake Cruises and Kayaking, admire the sheer force of Smalls Falls, admire the majestic nature at Rangeley Lake State Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rangeley itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portland to Rangeley in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rangeley when traveling from Portland in October, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lubec.

Things to do in Rangeley

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Lubec

— 5 nights
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Lubec: Wreaths Across America Museum (in Columbia Falls), Roque Bluffs State Park (in Roque Bluffs) and Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge (in Baileyville). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bog Brook Cove Preserve, appreciate the history behind Lost Fishermen's Memorial, stroll around Reversing Falls Park, and get a new perspective on things with Downeast Charter Boat Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lubec tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rangeley to Lubec in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Rangeley in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lubec, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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: US Bells (in Prospect Harbor), Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery & Schoodic Point) and Ship Harbor Nature Trail (in Bass Harbor). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor travel route website.

You can drive from Lubec to Bar Harbor in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Bangor

— 6 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Get out of town with these interesting Bangor side-trips: Colby College Museum of Art (in Waterville), Lone Wolf Guiding Services (in Shirley Mills) and Skowhegan History House Museum (in Skowhegan). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, trek along Blue Hill Mountain, and add some adventure to your tour with Pinniped Kayak.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bangor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Bangor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October in Bangor, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.