21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Bass Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Northeast Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Bar Harbor
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Owls Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Newport
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Columbia

1
night
Bass Harbor

Bass Harbor ©
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Ship Harbor Nature Trail, enjoy the sea views from Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, then hike along Wonderland Trail, and finally stop by Manset Little Farm. Keep things going the next day: trek along Perpendicular Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flying Mountain Hiking Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bass Harbor itinerary planning app .

Columbia to Bass Harbor is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Columbia in October, things will get a bit cooler in Bass Harbor: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Northeast Harbor.

Things to do in Bass Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Southwest Harbor
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Wonderland Trail ©
Wonderland Trail
Ship Harbor Nature Trail ©
Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse ©
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

1
night
Northeast Harbor

Northeast Harbor ©
Northeast Harbor is a village on Mount Desert Island, located in the town of Mount Desert in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You've now added Sea Princess Cruises to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Beech Cliff Loop, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, and then get a new perspective on things with Sea Princess Cruises.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Northeast Harbor itinerary planning tool .

Northeast Harbor is very close to Bass Harbor. In October, daytime highs in Northeast Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Northeast Harbor

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sea Princess Cruises, Beech Cliff Loop
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Sea Princess Cruises ©
Sea Princess Cruises
Asticou Azalea Garden ©
Asticou Azalea Garden
Beech Cliff Loop ©
Beech Cliff Loop

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Meadow Walk. On the 4th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, then explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, then trek along Bubble Rock, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Great Meadow Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): trek along Great Head Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park travel site .

Acadia National Park is just a stone's throw from Northeast Harbor. In October in Acadia National Park, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
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Bubble Rock ©
Bubble Rock
Thunder Hole ©
Thunder Hole
Otter Cliff ©
Otter Cliff

8
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes Oli's Trolley - Acadia National Park Tour, Parson's Lobster and Seafood Shop, The Chocolate Moose, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Camden (High Street Historic District & Mount Battie) and Jonathan Fisher House (in Blue Hill). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, trek along Precipice Trail, and cruise along Park Loop Road.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip app .

Bar Harbor is just a stone's throw from Acadia National Park. In October in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Owls Head.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Camden, Jonathan Fisher House, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

2
nights
Owls Head

Owls Head ©
Owls Head is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Owls Head Lighthouse has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Owls Head Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Owls Head travel tool .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Owls Head takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Owls Head can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. You will leave for Newport on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Owls Head

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

6
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Venture out of the city with trips to Plymouth (Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Plantation, & more), Mystic (Mystic Seaport Museum & Mystic Aquarium) and Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Breakers, don't miss a visit to Cliff Walk, get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Adams State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport road trip planning website .

Drive from Owls Head to Newport in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Owls Head in October, expect Newport to be somewhat warmer, temps between 64°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Newport

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Plymouth, Mystic, Sandwich, Shining Sea Bikeway
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Heritage Museums & Gardens ©
Heritage Museums & Gardens

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