21 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

21 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock DownEast and Acadia Maine trip planner
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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.
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.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife
Side Trips

Lubec — 3 nights

Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Change things up with a short trip to The Bold Coast in Machias (about 1h 45 min away). There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at West Quoddy Head Light, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bog Brook Cove Preserve, see the interesting displays at McCurdy Smokehouse Museum, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Clutter Shop Antique and Vintage Desirables.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lubec road trip website.

You can 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.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife
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: take in the exciting artwork at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, don't miss a visit to Deer Isle Village, trek along Edgar M. Tennis Preserve, and examine the collection at Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Deer Isle online travel route planner.

Drive from Lubec to Deer Isle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Deer Isle are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Castine.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

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.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trips

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