7 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

7 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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7 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Columbus

3
nights
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

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.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, cruise along Park Loop Road, stroll through Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

To find out how to plan a trip to Acadia National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Columbus to Acadia National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Columbus in July: high temperatures in Acadia National Park hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Northeast Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead

3
nights
Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert

Northeast Harbor ©
Northeast Harbor is a village on Mount Desert Island, located in the town of Mount Desert in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf in Bar Harbor (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Northeast Harbor trip itinerary maker .

Northeast Harbor is very close to Acadia National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Northeast Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Northeast Harbor

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Bar Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Kayaking & Canoeing
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island