8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bangor
— 1 day
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Rockland
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights

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Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Maine Forest and Logging Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Orono Bog Boardwalk, then examine the collection at Cole Land Transportation Museum, and finally stroll around Penobscot River Walkway.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangor online trip itinerary builder.

Chicago to Bangor is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Bangor, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in September: high temperatures in Bangor hover around 73°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Orono Bog Boardwalk
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Sand Beach and Great Head Trail. Get some cultural insight at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Ship Harbor Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the natural beauty at Asticou Azalea Garden, walk around Village Green, and trek along Bubble Rock.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor travel route planning website.

You can drive from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Rockland Breakwater Light, then enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Maine Lighthouse Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockland trip planning site.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Portland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, then see the interesting displays at Maine Jewish Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Beaten Path Tours, explore the activities along Casco Bay, and then examine the collection at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum.

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Traveling by car from Rockland to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Victoria Mansion
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Casco Bay
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