11 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

11 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fort Myers, Florida
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Lubec
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Winter Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Mount Desert
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Fort Myers, Florida

1
night
Lubec

Lubec ©
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. On the 16th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Lost Fishermen's Memorial, then visit a coastal fixture at West Quoddy Head Light, then identify plant and animal life at Bog Brook Cove Preserve, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Bold Coast.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lubec journey maker tool.

Fort Myers to Lubec is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Myers in May, with highs in Lubec at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Bold Coast
Highlights from your plan
The Bold Coast ©
The Bold Coast
West Quoddy Head Light
West Quoddy Head Light
Bog Brook Cove Preserve ©
Bog Brook Cove Preserve

2
nights
Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor ©
Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Schoodic Mountain, then get engrossed in the history at Works of Hand, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Whopaints Gallery, look for gifts at Winter Harbor 5&10, then look for all kinds of wild species at Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and finally cruise along Schoodic National Scenic Byway.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Winter Harbor road trip site.

Getting from Lubec to Winter Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Winter Harbor can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Frenchman Bay Conservancy
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Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Schoodic National Scenic Byway ©
Schoodic National Scenic Byway
Winter Harbor 5&10 ©
Winter Harbor 5&10

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, stroll through Ocean Path, and take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor day trip app.

You can drive from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Mount Desert.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

2
nights
Mount Desert

Mount Desert ©
Mount Desert is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 24th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads, then explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and then trek along Bubble Rock. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Asticou Azalea Garden and then enjoy the sea views from Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mount Desert sightseeing planning website.

Mount Desert is very close to Bar Harbor. In May, daytime highs in Mount Desert are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Desert

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
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Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads
Asticou Azalea Garden ©
Asticou Azalea Garden