22 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

22 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lubbock
Fly + Drive:  13 h
1
Lubec
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Mount Desert
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Deer Isle
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Lubbock

5
nights
Lubec

Lubec ©
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Bold Coast and Reversing Falls Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lubec: Eastport (Raye's Mustard & The Mermaid - a bronze statue by Richard Klyver), Bad Little Falls Park (in Machias) and Calais Waterfront Walkway (in Calais). There's still lots to do: stroll around Roque Bluffs State Park, admire the majestic nature at Cobscook Bay State Park, kick back and relax at Jasper Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lubec trip itinerary app.

Lubbock to Lubec is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lubbock in May, you will find days in Lubec are much colder (60°F), and nights are slightly colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Eastport, Machias, Columbia Falls, Machias Seal Island, Roque Bluffs State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Bold Coast ©
The Bold Coast
Reversing Falls Park ©
Reversing Falls Park
Roque Bluffs State Park ©
Roque Bluffs State Park

7
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Egg Rock Light and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Bartlett Maine Estate Winery (in Gouldsboro), Whopaints Gallery (in Winter Harbor) and Catherine Hill Winery (in Cherryfield). There's much more to do: hike along Bar Island Trails, get outside with Dorr Mountain, learn more about the world around you at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, and explore the striking landscape of Eagle Lake Acadia National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor road trip tool.

Getting from Lubec to Bar Harbor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mount Desert.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bartlett Maine Estate Winery, Whopaints Gallery, Catherine Hill Winery, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Egg Rock Light ©
Egg Rock Light
Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Mount Desert

Mount Desert ©
Mount Desert is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Asticou Azalea Garden and Maine Granite Industry Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Somes Sound, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, stroll through Wonderland Trail, and stop by Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mount Desert road trip planning site.

Mount Desert is just a stone's throw from Bar Harbor. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Deer Isle.

Things to do in Mount Desert

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Southwest Harbor, Acadia National Park, Ship Harbor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Asticou Azalea Garden ©
Asticou Azalea Garden
Somes Sound ©
Somes Sound
Maine Granite Industry Museum ©
Maine Granite Industry Museum

4
nights
Deer Isle

Deer Isle ©
Deer Isle is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Edgar M. Tennis Preserve and Stonington Village. Explore Deer Isle's surroundings by going to Castine (Wilson Museum & Castine Historical Society) and Tidal Falls Preserve (in Sullivan). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, don't miss a visit to Deer Isle Village, and look for all kinds of wild species at Barred Island Preserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Deer Isle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Mount Desert to Deer Isle in 1.5 hours. May in Deer Isle sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Deer Isle

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Castine, Tidal Falls Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies ©
Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies
Edgar M. Tennis Preserve ©
Edgar M. Tennis Preserve
Stonington Village ©
Stonington Village

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