57 days in Maine Itinerary

57 days in Maine Itinerary

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57 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 10 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Bangor
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Carrabassett Valley
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bethel
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Ogunquit
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Georgetown
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Camden
— 8 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Quebec City

10
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bar Harbor: Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point & Whopaints Gallery), Mansell Mountain (in Southwest Harbor) and Blue Hill (The Blue Hill Wine Shop & Jonathan Fisher House). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, get a new perspective on nature at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, and take in the exciting artwork at Little Village Gifts.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor travel itinerary planner .

Quebec City, Canada to Bar Harbor is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Quebec City in February, you will find days in Bar Harbor are somewhat warmer (0°C), and nights are about the same (-11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Southwest Harbor, Blue Hill, Winter Harbor, Wreaths Across America Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Frenchman Bay ©
Frenchman Bay

8
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangor: Schoodic National Scenic Byway (in Winter Harbor), Hancock (Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show & Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge) and Waterville (Two Cent Bridge, Colby College Museum of Art, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Orono Bog Boardwalk, shop like a local with the rock & art shop, and examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangor online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Bar Harbor to Bangor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Bar Harbor in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of -15°C in Bangor. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carrabassett Valley.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterville, Orono, Bucksport, Castine, Mount Desert
Highlights from your plan
Quarry Road Trails ©
Quarry Road Trails
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery ©
Mount Hope Garden Cemetery
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum

7
nights
Carrabassett Valley

Carrabassett Valley ©
Carrabassett Valley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Carrabassett Valley side-trips: Rangeley (Height of Land, Saddleback Maine, & more), Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum (in Oquossoc) and Farmington (Titcomb Mountain & Nordica Homestead Museum). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sugarloaf Mountain, get engrossed in the history at Moosehead Historical Society, contemplate the waterfront views at Moose River, and take some stellar pictures from Attean Overlook.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carrabassett Valley trip planning website .

Getting from Bangor to Carrabassett Valley by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Bangor in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carrabassett Valley: temperatures range from -5°C by day to -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bethel.

Things to do in Carrabassett Valley

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rangeley, Greenville, Kingfield, Jackman, Farmington
Highlights from your plan
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Saddleback Maine ©
Saddleback Maine
Titcomb Mountain ©
Titcomb Mountain

7
nights
Bethel

Bethel ©
Bethel is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bethel: Black Mountain of Maine (in Rumford), Long Lake (in Naples) and Bridgton (Shawnee Peak & Bridgton Books). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at White Mountain National Forest. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Sunday River Ski Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Tumbledown Mountain, snap pictures at Sunday River Covered Bridge, and explore the activities along Kezar Lake.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bethel trip planner.

You can drive from Carrabassett Valley to Bethel in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bethel

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bridgton, Step Falls Preserve Hiking Trail, Long Lake, Black Mountain of Maine, Kezar Lake
Highlights from your plan
Shawnee Peak ©
Shawnee Peak
Bethel Pathway ©
Bethel Pathway
Goose Eye Mountain ©
Goose Eye Mountain

8
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.
Explore Ogunquit's surroundings by going to South Portland (Spring Point Shoreway, Greenbelt Walkway, & more), Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth) and Portland (Foundation Brewing Company, Allagash Brewery, & more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Banded Horn Brewery, shop like a local with W. Robert Paine Gallery, and stroll through Old Orchard Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ogunquit sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bethel to Ogunquit in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bethel in March since evenings lows in Ogunquit dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portland, South Portland, Kittery, Kennebunkport, Biddeford
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

8
nights
Georgetown

Georgetown ©
Georgetown is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Georgetown: Boothbay Harbor (Boothbay Region Historical Society Museum, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, & more), First Parish Church (in Brunswick) and Boothbay (Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens & Boothbay Farmers' Market). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Georgetown Pottery, see human ingenuity at work at The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam, identify plant and animal life at La Verna Preserve, and don't miss a visit to rendall Fine Art.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Georgetown trip planner .

You can drive from Ogunquit to Georgetown in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Georgetown can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Camden.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay, Bristol, Bath, Wiscasset
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Georgetown Pottery ©
Georgetown Pottery
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

8
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island (in Bremen), Augusta (Maine State Museum, State Capitol, & more) and Northport Landing Gallery & Espresso Bar (in Northport). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, and stroll around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Camden itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Georgetown to Camden in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Belfast, Searsport, Rockland, Owls Head
Highlights from your plan
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Public Library ©
Camden Public Library
Bald Mountain Preserve ©
Bald Mountain Preserve

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