12 days in Maine Itinerary

12 days in Maine Itinerary

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Parsonsfield
— 1 night
2
Portland
— 3 nights
3
Rockland
— 3 nights
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights

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night
Parsonsfield

Parsonsfield ©
Parsonsfield is a town in York County, Maine, United States. You've now added Back Country Excursions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Libby & Son U-Picks. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Province Lake Golf and then get a taste of local nightlife at Back Country Excursions.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Parsonsfield visit planning website.

Newark to Parsonsfield is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Parsonsfield at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Parsonsfield

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

Side Trip

Libby & Son U-Picks
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Back Country Excursions ©
Back Country Excursions
Libby & Son U-Picks ©
Libby & Son U-Picks
Province Lake Golf ©
Province Lake Golf

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nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: St. Ann's Episcopal Church (in Kennebunkport), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway, Ogunquit Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, enjoy the sea views from Portland Head Light, sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, and visit Old Port.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Portland sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Parsonsfield to Portland in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Portland can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ogunquit, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Portland Head Light, Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Allagash Brewing Company ©
Allagash Brewing Company

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nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockland: Bristol (The Swimming Hole At Bristol Dam & Pemaquid Point Lighthouse), Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery (in Union) and Belfast Historical Society & Museum (in Belfast). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light, and visit a coastal fixture at Rockland Breakwater Light.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rockland trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Rockland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rockland can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Rockland

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bristol, Camden, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bar Harbor: Winter Harbor (Schoodic Point & Whopaints Gallery). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, trek along Ocean Path, and go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rockland to Bar Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
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Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

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