8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine tour planner

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Make it your trip
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Rockland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carrabassett Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Rockland

— 3 nights
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Farnsworth Art Museum as well as Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA). Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), look for gifts at FIORE Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, then stroll through Beech Hill Reserve, and finally take a stroll through High Street Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Maine Lighthouse Museum, then explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, then learn about winemaking at Cellardoor Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rockland vacation builder website.

Seattle to Rockland is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Rockland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get little chillier in Rockland: highs are around 37°F and lows about 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Carrabassett Valley.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Carrabassett Valley

— 1 night
Carrabassett Valley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Stanley Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carrabassett Valley trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Rockland to Carrabassett Valley takes 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rockland in January: high temperatures in Carrabassett Valley hover around 23°F and lows are around 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Carrabassett Valley

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Portland

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Maine Jewish Museum and Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine. Get a sense of the local culture at Maine Mead Works and The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception. Change things up with a short trip to Wood Island Lighthouse in Biddeford Pool (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: trek along Back Cove Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bissell Brothers, sample the fine beverages at Urban Farm Fermentory, and learn the secrets of beer at Maine Beer Tours.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Carrabassett Valley to Portland takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carrabassett Valley in January: high temperatures in Portland hover around 33°F and lows are around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.