34 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

34 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 14 nights
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Winter Harbor
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lubec
— 5 nights
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Deer Isle
— 4 nights
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Castine
— 4 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 14 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 outside with Outdoor Activities, hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Path, and explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip maker site.

New York City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 75°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Winter Harbor.
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Winter Harbor — 6 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Winter Harbor: Chipman's Wharf (in Milbridge), Hancock (Frenchman Bay Conservancy & Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge) and The Bold Coast (in Machias). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point, take in the exciting artwork at Spring Woods Gallery, do a tasting at Catherine Hill Winery, and explore the world behind art at Works of Hand.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Winter Harbor road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lubec.
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Lubec — 5 nights

Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Explore Lubec's surroundings by going to Roque Bluffs State Park (in Roque Bluffs), Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land (in Cutler) and Reversing Falls Park (in Pembroke). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at West Quoddy Head Light, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jasper Beach, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Clutter Shop Antique and Vintage Desirables, and identify plant and animal life at Bog Brook Cove Preserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Lubec trip planner.

Drive from Winter Harbor to Lubec in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Lubec are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Deer Isle.
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Deer Isle — 4 nights

Deer Isle is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show in Hancock (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Barred Island Preserve, visit Stonington Village, walk around Settlement Quarry Preserve, and don't miss a visit to Deer Isle Village.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Deer Isle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lubec to Deer Isle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Castine.
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castine: Blue Hill (Blue Hill Mountain & Jonathan Fisher House), Bucksport Waterfront Walkway (in Bucksport) and Craig's Pond (in Orland). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Wilson Museum, take a tour of T/S State of Maine, admire the majestic nature at Fort Madison State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Holbrook Island Sanctuary.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Castine itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Deer Isle to Castine in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Castine are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
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