8 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

8 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

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8 days in Maine's Lakes & Mountains Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
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Gray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rangeley
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bethel
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

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Gray

Gray ©
Gray is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Maine Wildlife Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, and then experience rural life at Pineland Farms.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gray holiday planning app .

Phoenix to Gray is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Gray due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in April: high temperatures in Gray hover around 52°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rangeley.

Things to do in Gray

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Gloucester
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Maine Wildlife Park ©
Maine Wildlife Park
Pineland Farms ©
Pineland Farms
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village ©
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

3
nights
Rangeley

Rangeley ©
Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. When in Rangeley, make a side trip to see Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Saddleback Maine, perfect your strike at Moose Alley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Mountain, and explore the stunning scenery at Coos Canyon.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rangeley online trip planner .

Getting from Gray to Rangeley by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gray in April, Rangeley is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bethel.

Things to do in Rangeley

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sugarloaf Mountain
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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Saddleback Maine ©
Saddleback Maine
Height of Land ©
Height of Land

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nights
Bethel

Bethel ©
Bethel is a town in Oxford County, Maine, United States. Explore Bethel's surroundings by going to Sebago Lake State Park (in Casco), Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (in Lewiston) and Oxford Casino (in Oxford). There's still lots to do: stroll through Sunday River Ski Resort, immerse yourself in nature at Grafton Notch State Park, snap pictures at Sunday River Covered Bridge, and fly down the slopes at Shawnee Peak.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bethel trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Rangeley to Bethel in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bethel can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bethel

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Screw Auger Falls, Sebago Lake State Park, Oxford Casino, Shawnee Peak, Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Shawnee Peak ©
Shawnee Peak
Grafton Notch State Park ©
Grafton Notch State Park
Sunday River Covered Bridge ©
Sunday River Covered Bridge