48 days in Maine Itinerary

48 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Bangor
— 7 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 10 nights
Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Columbia Falls
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Columbia Falls
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rockland
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kingfield
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lewiston
— 9 nights
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Ogunquit
— 5 nights
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Bangor

— 7 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Cole Land Transportation Museum and Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at the rock & art shop and Spring Woods Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Stonington Village (in Stonington), Bucksport Historical Society (in Bucksport) and Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory (in Prospect). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, examine the collection at Wilson Museum, admire the masterpieces at Colby College Museum of Art, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at 2 Feet Brewing.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangor trip website.

Washington DC to Bangor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Bangor at 66°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 10 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Egg Rock Light. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Saviour's Church : and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Take a break from Bar Harbor with a short trip to Whopaints Gallery in Winter Harbor, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, get a new perspective on nature at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary site.

Getting from Bangor to Bar Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Bangor in May, you will find days in Bar Harbor are slightly colder (60°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Columbia Falls.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Columbia Falls

— 5 nights
Columbia Falls is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Let the collections at Wreaths Across America Museum and McCurdy Smokehouse Museum capture your imagination. Ruggles House and West Quoddy Head Light are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Lubec (Northern Tides Gallery & Lost Fishermen's Memorial), Jasper Beach (in Machiasport) and Machias (Burnham Tavern & The Bold Coast). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Catherine Hill Winery, admire the majestic nature at Roque Bluffs State Park, take a leisurely stroll along Chipman's Wharf, and stroll around Reversing Falls Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Columbia Falls journey builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Bar Harbor to Columbia Falls with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Rockland.

Things to do in Columbia Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockland

— 6 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Owls Head Transportation Museum and Cellardoor Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Farnsworth Art Museum and Maine Lighthouse Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockland: Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery (in Union), The Wilson Memorial Chapel (in East Boothbay) and Bristol (Pemaquid Beach Park & Pemaquid Point Lighthouse). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Rockland Breakwater Light, learn about winemaking at Breakwater Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Sail Power and Steam Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA).

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockland trip planner.

You can drive from Columbia Falls to Rockland in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Rockland can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kingfield.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingfield

— 4 nights
Kingfield is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. Get some historical perspective at Skowhegan Historic District and The Wire Bridge. You'll explore and learn at Stanley Museum and Margaret Chase Smith Library. Change things up with these side-trips from Kingfield: Belgrade Lakes Golf Club (in Belgrade Lakes), Nordica Homestead Museum (in Farmington) and Lake Minnehonk (in Mount Vernon). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Nowetah's Indian Museum & Store, play a few rounds at Sugarloaf Golf Club, fly down the slopes at Sugarloaf Mountain, and take in the dramatic scenery at Moxie Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kingfield trip itinerary app.

Getting from Rockland to Kingfield by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Rockland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kingfield, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Lewiston.

Things to do in Kingfield

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Lewiston

— 9 nights
Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. Your inner history buff will appreciate Norlands Living History Center and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum. You'll explore and learn at Maine State Museum and Maine Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lewiston side-trips: Georgetown (Five Islands Farm & Reid State Park), Phippsburg (Popham Beach State Park & Fort Popham State Historic Site) and Bath (South End Dog Park & Seguin Island and Lighthouse). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, walk around Poland Spring Preservation Park, and see the interesting displays at Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lewiston road trip planner.

Getting from Kingfield to Lewiston by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lewiston are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Lewiston

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 5 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Ogunquit Beach and Old Orchard Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marginal Way Walkway and Nubble Lighthouse. Step out of Ogunquit with an excursion to Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, stroll through Long Sands Beach, admire the striking features of Ogunquit Memorial Library, and enjoy the sand and surf at Footbridge Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit tour planner.

Getting from Lewiston to Ogunquit by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ogunquit are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

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.