15 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

15 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Louisville
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Lubec
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Trenton
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Mount Desert
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Louisville

2
nights
Lubec

Lubec ©
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at The Bold Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jasper Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Roque Bluffs State Park. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Lost Fishermen's Memorial, browse for treasures at The Clutter Shop Antiques and Vintage Desirables, then enjoy the sea views from West Quoddy Head Light, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hamilton Cove Preserve.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lubec travel planning website.

Louisville to Lubec is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Louisville in August, with highs in Lubec at 75°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Trenton.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roque Bluffs State Park, Jasper Beach, The Bold Coast
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Jasper Beach ©
Jasper Beach
West Quoddy Head Light
West Quoddy Head Light
The Bold Coast ©
The Bold Coast

2
nights
Trenton

Trenton is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States, near Acadia National Park. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Woodlawn Museum, then get lost in a book at Friend Memorial Public Library, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Kisma Preserve, get your game on at Wild Acadia Fun Park, and then relax in the rural setting at J&P's Farm.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Trenton trip maker website.

Getting from Lubec to Trenton by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Trenton are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Trenton

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Woodlawn Museum, Friend Memorial Public Library, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Wild Acadia Fun Park ©
Wild Acadia Fun Park
Kisma Preserve ©
Kisma Preserve

7
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kids will enjoy Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf and Sand Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Winter Harbor (Whopaints Gallery, Schoodic Point, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula, trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and get a new perspective on nature at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip planner.

Bar Harbor is very close to Trenton. In August in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mount Desert.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf

3
nights
Mount Desert

Mount Desert ©
Mount Desert is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bring the kids along to Echo Lake Beach and Little Hunters Beach. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, visit a coastal fixture at Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, admire the natural beauty at Asticou Azalea Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mount Desert trip itinerary maker app.

Mount Desert is just a short distance from Bar Harbor. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Desert

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Wonderland Trail
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Little Hunters Beach ©
Little Hunters Beach