59 days in Acadia National Park, Portland & Zion National Park Itinerary

59 days in Acadia National Park, Portland & Zion National Park Itinerary

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Acadia National Park
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Portland
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Zion National Park
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Acadia National Park side-trips: Blue Hill (Blue Hill Co-op Community Market & Jonathan Fisher House). And it doesn't end there: hike along Precipice Trail, walk around Pretty Marsh Picnic Area, take a memorable tour with Carriages of Acadia, and take in the awesome beauty at Penobscot Mountain.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park trip maker site.

New York City to Acadia National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Acadia National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to Portland.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Blue Hill, Pretty Marsh Picnic Area, Penobscot Mountain
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Thunder Hole ©
Thunder Hole
Precipice Trail ©
Precipice Trail
Great Head Trail ©
Great Head Trail

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Nubble Lighthouse (in York), Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit) and Boston (Museum of Science & North End). There's still lots to do: learn insider's secrets on The Maine Brew Bus, don't miss a visit to Harbor Fish Market, get engrossed in the history at Victoria Mansion, and stroll the grounds of Eastern Cemetery.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. November in Portland sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Boston, Nubble Lighthouse, Marginal Way Walkway, Portland Head Light
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
North End ©
North End
The Maine Brew Bus ©
The Maine Brew Bus

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. On your second day here, hike along The Narrows.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Portland to Zion National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Portland to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in November: highs in Zion National Park hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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