11 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

11 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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11 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Blue Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Lubec
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Winter Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Deer Isle
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
Blue Hill

Blue Hill ©
Blue Hill is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for gifts at The Blue Hill Wine Shop and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bucksport Waterfront Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Jonathan Fisher House, then get engrossed in the history at Castine Historical Society, then see the interesting displays at Wilson Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bucksport Historical Society.

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New York City to Blue Hill is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Blue Hill hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Lubec.

Things to do in Blue Hill

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Side Trips

Castine, Bucksport
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Wilson Museum ©
Wilson Museum
The Blue Hill Wine Shop ©
The Blue Hill Wine Shop
Castine Historical Society ©
Castine Historical Society

1
night
Lubec

Lubec ©
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Quoddy Head State Park, enjoy the sea views from West Quoddy Head Light, look for gifts at Bayside Chocolates, take in the exciting artwork at Northern Tides Gallery, then pause for some photo ops at Lost Fishermen's Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at McCurdy Smokehouse Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lubec online itinerary planner .

Getting from Blue Hill to Lubec by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Lubec

Nature Parks Shopping
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West Quoddy Head Light ©
West Quoddy Head Light
Quoddy Head State Park ©
Quoddy Head State Park
McCurdy Smokehouse Museum ©
McCurdy Smokehouse Museum

1
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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 21st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Whopaints Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Works of Hand, then wander the streets of Grindstone Neck of Maine, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Winter Harbor day trip website .

Traveling by car from Lubec to Winter Harbor takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Shopping Museums Nature
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Whopaints Gallery ©
Whopaints Gallery

6
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get some historical perspective at Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and St. Saviour's Church :. Get some cultural insight at Little Village Gifts and Abbe Museum. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and hike along Ocean Path.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor takes 1.5 hours. In September in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Deer Isle.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
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Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

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night
Deer Isle

Deer Isle ©
Deer Isle is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society, then wander the streets of Stonington Village, then look for gifts at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, and finally make a trip to Deer Isle Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Deer Isle trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Bar Harbor to Deer Isle in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Deer Isle are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Deer Isle

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies ©
Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies
Deer Isle Village ©
Deer Isle Village