5 days in Portland & Acadia National Park Itinerary

5 days in Portland & Acadia National Park Itinerary

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Portland
— 2 nights
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Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
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Portland — 2 nights

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then head outdoors with Fisherman's Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Portland Observatory, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Allagash Brewing Company, then don't miss a visit to United States Custom House, and finally sample some tasty brews at The Maine Brew Bus.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Portland tour planning website.

Chicago to Portland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Portland, with lows of 43°F. You will leave for Acadia National Park on the 16th (Sat).
Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites
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Acadia National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens and then take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. Keep things going the next day: trek along Great Head Trail, hike along Precipice Trail, and then stroll through Gorham Mountain Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park online tour planner.

You can drive from Portland to Acadia National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Acadia National Park are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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