21 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

21 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 8 nights
Drive
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Winter Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lubec
— 3 nights
Drive
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Deer Isle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Castine
— 4 nights
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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. Take a break from Bar Harbor with a short trip to Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Bass Harbor, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, stroll through Shore Path, and take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor sightseeing planner.

Dallas to Bar Harbor is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in Bar Harbor at 75°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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. On the 20th (Wed), look for gifts at Winter Harbor 5&10 and then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Great Wass Island Preserve, then do a tasting at Catherine Hill Winery, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Winter Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Winter Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lubec.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Lubec

— 3 nights
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Lubec is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from West Quoddy Head Light, explore the striking landscape at The Bold Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bog Brook Cove Preserve, and see the interesting displays at McCurdy Smokehouse Museum.

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Drive from Winter Harbor to Lubec in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lubec are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Deer Isle.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Deer Isle

— 3 nights
Deer Isle is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Deer Isle is known for museums, parks, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Barred Island Preserve, stroll around Settlement Quarry Preserve, take a stroll through Stonington Village, and trek along Edgar M. Tennis Preserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Deer Isle day trip website.

Traveling by car from Lubec to Deer Isle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Deer Isle sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Castine.

Things to do in Deer Isle

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Castine

— 4 nights
Castine is a town in Hancock County in eastern Maine, USA, which served from 1670 to 1674 as the capital of Acadia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castine: Blue Hill (Blue Hill Mountain & Jonathan Fisher House) and Bucksport (Bucksport Waterfront Walkway & Bucksport Historical Society). The adventure continues: step aboard T/S State of Maine, examine the collection at Wilson Museum, make a trip to Main Street, and take an in-depth tour of Castine Historical Society.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Castine holiday builder site.

Drive from Deer Isle to Castine in an hour. July in Castine sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Castine

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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