15 days in Kennebunkport & Acadia National Park Itinerary

15 days in Kennebunkport & Acadia National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Kennebunkport & Acadia National Park Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Kennebunkport
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Acadia National Park
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

9
nights
Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport ©
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kennebunkport: Ogunquit (Perkins Cove, Uniques and Antiques, & more), Chase Farms (in Wells) and York Beach (Long Sands Beach & Short Sands Beach). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, look for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kennebunkport journey maker site .

Washington DC to Kennebunkport is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Kennebunkport at 62°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Wells, York, York Beach, Wolfeboro
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

5
nights
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.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, trek along Gorham Mountain Trail, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Kennebunkport to Acadia National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car. In October, daily temperatures in Acadia National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mount Desert Island, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead

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