10 days in Chattanooga & Maine Itinerary

10 days in Chattanooga & Maine Itinerary

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10 days in Chattanooga & Maine Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
York
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rockland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields. Visit Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Chattanooga National Cemetery for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Chattanooga to Ocoee to see Adventures Unlimited about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Rock City Gardens and witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga travel itinerary planner .

Columbus to Chattanooga is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Chattanooga

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Rock City Gardens, Adventures Unlimited, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, River Rafting & Tubing
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Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Rock City Gardens ©
Rock City Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
York

York ©
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, then kick back and relax at Wells Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Fisherman's Walk, kick back and relax at Short Sands Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Sands Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read York day trip planning tool .

Getting from Chattanooga to York by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chattanooga in September; daily highs in York reach 74°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in York

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Wells Beach, Marginal Way Walkway
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Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Carriage Roads and Kayaking & Canoeing. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and Little Village Gifts. There's lots more to do: hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, stroll through Sand Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor holiday planner .

Traveling by car from York to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rockland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
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Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

2
nights
Rockland

Rockland ©
Rockland is a city in Knox County, Maine, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Rockland Breakwater Light, and finally do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park and then admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rockland holiday site .

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Rockland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rockland are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockland

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Owls Head, Camden Hills State Park, Cellardoor Winery
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Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

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