43 days in Maine Itinerary

43 days in Maine Itinerary

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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

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

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

Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park

5
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Boothbay Harbor side-trips: Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, La Verna Preserve, &more), Swan Island Wildlife Management Area (in Richmond) and Maine Maritime Museum (in Bath). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Cap'n Fish's Cruises, identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor driving holiday planner.

Getting from Camden to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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

Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Cap'n Fish's Cruises ©
Cap'n Fish's Cruises
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust

7
nights
Portland

Portland ©

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: Long Sands Beach (in York Beach), Kennebunkport (Ocean Ave, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, &more) and Ogunquit (Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Marginal Way Walkway, &more). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on 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 train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. 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

Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
The Maine Brew Bus ©
The Maine Brew Bus
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

6
nights
Rangeley

Rangeley ©
Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. 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

Highlights from your plan
Rangeley Region Lake Cruises and Kayaking ©
Height of Land ©
Height of Land
Quill Hill ©
Quill Hill

5
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Lubec

Lubec ©
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Lubec: Roque Bluffs State Park (in Roque Bluffs), Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge (in Baileyville) and Wreaths Across America Museum (in Columbia Falls). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bog Brook Cove Preserve, browse for treasures at The Clutter Shop Antique and Vintage Desirables, take a tour by water with Downeast Charter Boat Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Bold Coast.

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 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 travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Bold Coast ©
The Bold Coast
Bog Brook Cove Preserve ©
Bog Brook Cove Preserve
Hamilton Cove Preserve ©
Hamilton Cove Preserve

7
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

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: Ship Harbor Nature Trail (in Bass Harbor), Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery & Schoodic Point) and US Bells (in Prospect Harbor). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula, contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, and take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lubec to Bar Harbor by journey takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

6
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Bangor side-trips: Skowhegan History House Museum (in Skowhegan), Lone Wolf Guiding Services (in Shirley Mills) and Colby College Museum of Art (in Waterville). 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 shuttle from Bar Harbor to Bangor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Orono Bog Boardwalk ©
Orono Bog Boardwalk
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum

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