11 days in Rockport & Acadia National Park Itinerary

11 days in Rockport & Acadia National Park Itinerary

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11 days in Rockport & Acadia National Park Itinerary

Start: Rockport
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
Acadia National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Rockport


Rockport ©
Rockport is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockport: Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery (in Union), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (in Boothbay) and Belfast Historical Society & Museum (in Belfast). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Battie, take in the views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Popham Beach State Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Camden Hills State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rockport trip itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rockport. In October in Rockport, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Rockport

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Camden, Boothbay Harbor, Rockland, Maine Maritime Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Acadia National Park

Acadia 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, then take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, cruise along Park Loop Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Somes Sound.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Rockport to Acadia National Park takes 2 hours. November in Acadia National Park sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, Somes Sound
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead