15 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine & Port Clyde Itinerary

15 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine & Port Clyde Itinerary

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15 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine & Port Clyde Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Eastport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Lubec
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Winter Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Port Clyde
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Eastport

Eastport ©
Eastport is a small city in Washington County, Maine, United States. To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eastport trip planning tool .

Chicago to Eastport is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Chicago to Eastport, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in August; daily highs in Eastport reach 75°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lubec.

Things to do in Eastport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cobscook Bay, Reversing Falls Park
Highlights from your plan
Cobscook Bay ©
Cobscook Bay
Reversing Falls Park ©
Reversing Falls Park

3
nights
Lubec

Lubec ©
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Quoddy Head State Park and Jasper Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Columbia Falls (Ruggles House & Wreaths Across America Museum). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from West Quoddy Head Light, identify plant and animal life at Bog Brook Cove Preserve, take in the dramatic natural features at The Bold Coast, and browse for treasures at The Clutter Shop Antiques and Vintage Desirables.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lubec trip builder .

You can drive from Eastport to Lubec in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia Falls, Jasper Beach, The Bold Coast
Highlights from your plan
Jasper Beach ©
Jasper Beach
Quoddy Head State Park ©
Quoddy Head State Park
West Quoddy Head Light ©
West Quoddy Head Light

3
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Little Hunters Beach and Pemetic Mountain. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, walk around Pretty Marsh Picnic Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Heart of Acadia Loop.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Acadia National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Lubec to Acadia National Park takes 2.5 hours. In August in Acadia National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Northeast Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mount Desert Island
Highlights from your plan
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Little Hunters Beach ©
Little Hunters Beach
Heart of Acadia Loop ©
Heart of Acadia Loop

3
nights
Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert

Northeast Harbor ©
Northeast Harbor is a village on Mount Desert Island, located in the town of Mount Desert in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swans Island and Southwest Harbor Public Library. Get out of town with these interesting Northeast Harbor side-trips: Woodlawn Museum (in Ellsworth), Deer Isle (Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society & Deer Isle Village) and Winterport (Tea Maineia & Winterport Winery). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, take in the awesome beauty at Penobscot Mountain, make a trip to Harbourside Drive, and step aboard T/S State of Maine.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Northeast Harbor journey builder app .

Northeast Harbor is just a short distance from Acadia National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Northeast Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Northeast Harbor

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bass Harbor, Winterport, Deer Isle, Southwest Harbor Public Library, Woodlawn Museum
Highlights from your plan
Penobscot Mountain ©
Penobscot Mountain
Winterport Winery ©
Winterport Winery
Woodlawn Museum ©
Woodlawn Museum

1
night
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. Before you visit Winter Harbor, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Northeast Harbor to Winter Harbor in an hour. August in Winter Harbor sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Clyde.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Whopaints Gallery ©
Whopaints Gallery

3
nights
Port Clyde

Port Clyde ©
Port Clyde is the southernmost settlement on the St. You've now added Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maine State Prison Store and Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. Explore Port Clyde's surroundings by going to Finnish Church and Heritage House (in South Thomaston), Rockport (Rockport Marine Park & Andre the Seal Statue) and Sail Power and Steam Museum (in Rockland). There's much more to do: stroll through Pemaquid Beach Park, admire the majestic nature at Owl's Head State Park, wander the streets of High Street Historic District, and learn about winemaking at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Clyde trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Winter Harbor to Port Clyde takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Clyde

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Camden, Rockport, Maine State Prison Store, Breakwater Vineyards, Sail Power and Steam Museum
Highlights from your plan
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum ©
Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum
High Street Historic District ©
High Street Historic District
Breakwater Vineyards ©
Breakwater Vineyards

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