60 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

60 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Lewiston
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Lewiston
— 19 nights
Drive
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Rangeley
— 18 nights
Drive
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Bethel
— 20 nights
Drive to Portland International Jetport, Fly to Sao Paulo

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Lewiston — 19 nights

Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. Get out of town with these interesting Lewiston side-trips: New Gloucester (Thompson's Orchards, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, &more), Maine Wildlife Park (in Gray) and Naples (Causeway Marina, Sweet Laurel Rural Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Bates College Museum of Art, admire the majestic nature at Sebago Lake State Park, and head outdoors with Mt. Apatite.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lewiston travel planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lewiston is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lewiston. In August in Lewiston, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Rangeley on the 16th (Fri).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Rangeley — 18 nights

Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. The population was 1,168 at the 2010 census. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rangeley: Farmington (Titcomb Mountain & Nordica Homestead Museum), Carrabassett Valley (Sugarloaf Golf Club & Sugarloaf Mountain) and Kingfield (Ira Mountain, Stanley Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Height of Land, examine the collection at Maine Forestry Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Smalls Falls, and stroll through Cascade Stream Gorge Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rangeley journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lewiston to Rangeley takes 2 hours. Traveling from Lewiston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rangeley, with lows of 8°C. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Bethel.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Bethel — 20 nights

Bethel is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. Explore Bethel's surroundings by going to Step Falls Preserve Hiking Trail (in Newry), McLaughlin Gardens (in South Paris) and Bridgton (Shawnee Peak, Pondicherry Park, &more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Grafton Notch State Park, fly down the slopes at Sunday River Ski Resort, get to know the fascinating history of Mount Will Walking Trail, and take in the views from Sunday River Covered Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bethel trip tool.

You can drive from Rangeley to Bethel in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bethel can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Mon).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Side Trips