48 days in Maine Itinerary

48 days in Maine Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Bangor
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Columbia Falls
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rockland
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Kingfield
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Lewiston
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Ogunquit
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6 h
End: Washington DC

7
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Cole Land Transportation Museum and Mount Hope Garden Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at the rock & art shop and Bryant's Stove and Music Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory (in Prospect), Bucksport Historical Society (in Bucksport) and Stonington Village (in Stonington). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show, shop like a local with Spring Woods Gallery, examine the collection at Wilson Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Castine Historical Society.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bangor road trip planner.

Washington DC to Bangor is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Bangor is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 66°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Waterville, Winterport, Sullivan, Castine, Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Colby College Museum of Art ©
Colby College Museum of Art
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery

10
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
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 Little Village Gifts. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Egg Rock Light and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. Take a break from Bar Harbor with a short trip to Whopaints Gallery in Winter Harbor, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, kick back and relax at Sand Beach, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Bangor in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Bar Harbor, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Columbia Falls.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, Whopaints Gallery, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

5
nights
Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls ©
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 Northern Tides Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Jasper Beach (in Machiasport), Machias (Burnham Tavern & The Bold Coast) and Lubec (West Quoddy Head Light & Lost Fishermen's Memorial). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Catherine Hill Winery, admire the majestic nature at Roque Bluffs State Park, stroll around Reversing Falls Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Chipman's Wharf.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Columbia Falls journey builder tool.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Columbia Falls in 1.5 hours. 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

Side Trips

Lubec, Machias, Roque Bluffs State Park, Reversing Falls Park, Schoodic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Jasper Beach ©
Jasper Beach
West Quoddy Head Light
West Quoddy Head Light
Wreaths Across America Museum ©
Wreaths Across America Museum

6
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Owls Head Transportation Museum and Farnsworth Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum and Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockland: Bristol (Pemaquid Beach Park & Pemaquid Point Lighthouse), Linda Bean’s Maine Wyeth Gallery (in Port Clyde) and Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery (in Union). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, have fun and explore at Coastal Children's Museum, and stroll through Pitcher Pond.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rockland trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Columbia Falls to Rockland takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Rockland can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kingfield.

Things to do in Rockland

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Camden, Bristol, Lincolnville, Owls Head, Split Rock Distilling
Highlights from your plan
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery

4
nights
Kingfield

Kingfield ©
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), Lake Minnehonk (in Mount Vernon) and Nordica Homestead Museum (in Farmington). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Nowetah's Indian Museum & Store, take in the dramatic scenery at Moxie Falls, fly down the slopes at Sugarloaf Mountain, and play a few rounds at Sugarloaf Golf Club.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, 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

Side Trips

Skowhegan, Carrabassett Valley, Belgrade Lakes Golf Club, Tree Spirits, Moxie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Museum ©
Stanley Museum
Tree Spirits ©
Tree Spirits
Nowetah's Indian Museum & Store ©
Nowetah's Indian Museum & Store

9
nights
Lewiston

Lewiston ©
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 First Parish Church. You'll explore and learn at Maine State Museum and Sonny's Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lewiston side-trips: Phippsburg (Popham Beach State Park & Fort Popham State Historic Site), Georgetown (Five Islands Farm & Reid State Park) and Bath (Maine Maritime Museum, South End Dog Park, &more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Ricker's Hard Cider, browse the exhibits of Poland Spring Preservation Park, see the interesting displays at Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, 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

Side Trips

Brunswick, Bath, Augusta, Georgetown, Phippsburg
Highlights from your plan
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
Maine Maritime Museum ©
Maine Maritime Museum
Ricker's Hard Cider ©
Ricker's Hard Cider

5
nights
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
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 Long Sands Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marginal Way Walkway and Strawbery Banke Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ogunquit: Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach) and Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, explore the galleries of Elizabeth Perkins House, admire the landmark architecture of Ogunquit Memorial Library, and kick back and relax at Wells Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ogunquit trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lewiston to Ogunquit in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 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

Side Trips

York, Portsmouth, Wells Beach, Old Orchard Beach, Tributary Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

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