9 days in Maine Itinerary

9 days in Maine Itinerary

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Portland
— 3 nights
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Rangeley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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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.
Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Spring Point Shoreway and Walker's Point. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Harris Farm Cross Country Skiing (in Dayton). There's much more to do: learn insider's secrets on The Maine Brew Bus, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, sample the tasty concoctions at Banded Brewing Company, and don't miss a visit to United States Custom House.

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Lafayette to Portland is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to Portland is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Lafayette in November, with highs in Portland at 49°F and lows at 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Rangeley.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Rangeley

Rangeley is a town in Franklin County, Maine, USA. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at Maine Forestry Museum, tee off at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then snap pictures at The Wire Bridge. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Saddleback Maine, fly down the slopes at Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, and then see the interesting displays at Nordica Homestead Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rangeley trip planner.

Drive from Portland to Rangeley in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in November: high temperatures in Rangeley hover around 43°F and lows are around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Boothbay Harbor.

Things to do in Rangeley

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Boothbay Region Land Trust, take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and then view the masterpieces at Abacus Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Rangeley to Boothbay Harbor takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Boothbay Harbor can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor visit planner.

Traveling by car from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.