45 days in Maine Itinerary

45 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip planner

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Bangor
— 7 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 13 nights
Drive
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Lincolnville
— 8 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 7 nights
Drive
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Ogunquit
— 9 nights
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Bangor

— 7 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. Explore Bangor's surroundings by going to Skowhegan History House Museum (in Skowhegan), Lone Wolf Guiding Services (in Shirley Mills) and Moosehead Lake (in Greenville). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, take in the exciting artwork at the rock & art shop, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bangor City Forest, and trek along Mt. Phillip.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bangor sightseeing website.

Durham to Bangor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Durham in May; daily highs in Bangor reach 66°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 13 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bar Harbor: Ship Harbor Nature Trail (in Bass Harbor) and Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planning site.

Getting from Bangor to Bar Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Bangor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bar Harbor, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lincolnville.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Lincolnville

— 8 nights
Lincolnville is a town in Waldo County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincolnville: Moose Point State Park (in Searsport), Owls Head (Owls Head Transportation Museum & Breakwater Vineyards) and Rockland (Rockland Breakwater Light & Sail Power and Steam Museum). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lincolnville trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Lincolnville in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lincolnville can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Lincolnville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor

— 7 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Boothbay Harbor side-trips: Glidden Point Oyster Farms (in Edgecomb), Bristol (The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam & Pemaquid Point Lighthouse) and Maine's First Ship (in Bath). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, admire the majestic nature at Popham Beach State Park, trek along Giant's Stairs Trail, and don't miss a visit to rendall Fine Art.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Lincolnville to Boothbay Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Boothbay Harbor, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 9 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ogunquit: Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach), Portland (Shipyard Brewing Company, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more) and Cape Elizabeth (Fort Williams Park & Portland Head Light). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, explore the world behind art at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, and stroll through Wells Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ogunquit attractions planner.

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 June, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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.