54 days in Kentucky, Maine & Seattle Itinerary

54 days in Kentucky, Maine & Seattle Itinerary

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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 6 nights
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Lexington
— 7 nights
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Portland
— 6 nights
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Boothbay Harbor
— 5 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
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Bangor
— 5 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 3 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Mammoth Cave National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, trek along Fat Man's Misery, explore the activities along Green River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Cave National Park online road trip planner.

Spokane to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Spokane to Mammoth Cave National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Spokane in June, with highs in Mammoth Cave National Park at 84°F and lows at 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Louisville

— 6 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Lux Row Distillers (in Bardstown), Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Artisan Distillery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Louisville trip planner.

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In June in Louisville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Lexington

— 7 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Sun Valley Farm & Woodford Reserve Distillery), Frankfort (Floral Clock, Buffalo Trace Distillery, &more) and Claiborne Farm (in Paris). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Legacy Trail, stroll the grounds of Lexington Cemetery, and examine the collection at The Great American Dollhouse Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Louisville to Lexington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Lexington, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Portland.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 6 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: Wells Reserve at Laudholm (in Wells), Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Marginal Way Walkway, &more) and Kennebunkport (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Ocean Ave). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at The Maine Brew Bus, brush up on your military savvy at Maine Military Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Greenbelt Walkway.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lexington to Portland takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lexington in July, with highs in Portland at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

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 Bristol (Pemaquid Point Lighthouse & The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam), South End Dog Park (in Bath) and Camden (Mount Battie & Curtis Island Light). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, examine the collection at Sail Power and Steam Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reid State Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Boothbay Harbor road trip site.

Drive from Portland to Boothbay Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 6 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, approximately Winter Harbor away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay, and trek along Great Head Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor online holiday maker.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Bangor

— 5 nights
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. state of Maine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangor: Passy Rail Trail (in Belfast), Moosehead Lake (in Greenville) and Moose Country Safaris (in Sangerville). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Orono Bog Boardwalk, see what you can catch with Twin Maple Outdoors, and admire the masterpieces at Colby College Museum of Art.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bangor trip planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Bangor

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Seattle

— 15 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Sequim (Sequim Bay Scenic Pullout, B&B Family Farm, &more), Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Bunch Creek Falls, &more) and Kirkland (Waverly Beach Park & ILovekickboxing). Dedicate the 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Space Needle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Woodland Park Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

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Getting from Bangor to Seattle by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bangor to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

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.