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): do a tasting at Winterport Winery, then trek along Penobscot River Walkway, then see the interesting displays at Cole Land Transportation Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Orono Bog Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bangor road trip planning site.

Chicago to Bangor is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bangor: highs are around 73°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Orono Bog Boardwalk, Winterport Winery
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Orono Bog Boardwalk ©
Orono Bog Boardwalk
Cole Land Transportation Museum ©
Cole Land Transportation Museum
Winterport Winery ©
Winterport Winery

3
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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Sand Beach and Sea Princess Cruises. Step out of the city life by going to Ocean Path and Carriage Roads. There's still lots to do: hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, walk around Agamont Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bubble Rock.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor sightseeing planner.

You can take a shuttle from Bangor to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Sea Princess Cruises, Asticou Azalea Garden
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Sea Princess Cruises ©
Sea Princess Cruises
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail

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Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at Rockland Breakwater Light, then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Farnsworth Art Museum, then examine the collection at Maine Lighthouse Museum, then see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rockland holiday planner.

Drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Rockland sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Rockland

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Owls Head, Camden, Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
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Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
Rockland Breakwater Light ©
Rockland Breakwater Light
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory, stroll through Casco Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Wadsworth-Longfellow House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rising Tide Brewing Company.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Rockland to Portland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Portland sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Wells
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Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge ©
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Fishing Charters & Tours

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