15 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

15 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Winter Harbor
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Winter Harbor
— 2 nights
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Lubec
— 3 nights
Drive
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Deer Isle
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 8 nights
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Winter Harbor — 2 nights

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winter Harbor: Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge (in Hancock) and The Bold Coast (in Machias). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, shop like a local with Whopaints, and relax and rejuvenate at Schoodic Therapeutics Day Spa and Therapy Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Winter Harbor trip planner.

Detroit to Winter Harbor is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in September; daily highs in Winter Harbor reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lubec.
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Lubec — 3 nights

Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Lubec: Jasper Beach (in Machiasport), Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land (in Cutler) and Roque Bluffs State Park (in Roque Bluffs). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from West Quoddy Head Light, identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Cove Preserve, browse for treasures at The Clutter Shop Antique and Vintage Desirables, and pause for some photo ops at Lost Fishermen's Memorial.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lubec trip maker website.

Getting from Winter Harbor to Lubec by car takes about 2 hours. September in Lubec sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Deer Isle.
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Deer Isle — 1 night

Deer Isle is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Edgar M. Tennis Preserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Barred Island Preserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Deer Isle trip planner.

Drive from Lubec to Deer Isle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Deer Isle can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 8 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Bass Harbor (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, cruise along Park Loop Road, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip app.

You can travel from Deer Isle to Bar Harbor in 1.5 hours. September in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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