Caitlin's 30th Birthday in Maine

Caitlin's 30th Birthday in Maine

Caitlin Curcio

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Make it your trip
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Newport
— 2 nights
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Acadia National Park
— 4 nights
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Newport

— 2 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Castle Hill Lighthouse, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Cliff Walk, and other attractions you added. On the 28th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and then make a trip to Cliff Walk. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Fort Adams State Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, visit a coastal fixture at Castle Hill Lighthouse, admire the landmark architecture of Kingscote, then wander the streets of Thames Street, and finally take a memorable drive along Bellevue Avenue Historic District.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Newport trip planner.

Philadelphia to Newport is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in August; daily highs in Newport reach 79°F and lows reach 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sun) before leaving for Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Acadia National Park

— 4 nights

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
You've added Agamont Park, Downeast Windjammer Cruises Lines, Wonderland Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Camden Hills State Park and Park Loop Road. Get outdoors at Cadillac Mountain and Heart of Acadia Loop. Step out of Acadia National Park with an excursion to Mount Battie in Camden--about 2h 15 min away.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Acadia National Park trip app.

Getting from Newport to Acadia National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Acadia National Park when traveling from Newport in August, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ocean Ave, Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth Light, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and Parson's Way. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Agamenticus and Ogunquit Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Portland Breakwater Lighthouse and do a tasting at Maine Mead Works.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Portland day trip planning tool.

Drive from Acadia National Park to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips