8 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

8 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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8 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Winter Harbor
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Newark

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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Indian Point Blagden Preserve, and stroll through Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park trip itinerary builder .

Newark to Acadia National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in October: high temperatures in Acadia National Park hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Northeast Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Indian Point Blagden Preserve
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Northeast Harbor: Bar Harbor (Schoodic Peninsula & Frenchman Bay). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Path, take a memorable tour with Tours, and go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Northeast Harbor tour itinerary builder tool .

Northeast Harbor is just a stone's throw from Acadia National Park. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Northeast Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bar Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Schoodic Peninsula ©
Schoodic Peninsula

1
night
Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor ©
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. On the 15th (Tue), cruise along Schoodic National Scenic Byway, then look for gifts at Winter Harbor 5&10, then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Whopaints Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Winter Harbor journey site .

Drive from Northeast Harbor to Winter Harbor in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Winter Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
Highlights from your plan
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Schoodic National Scenic Byway ©
Schoodic National Scenic Byway
Whopaints Gallery ©
Whopaints Gallery

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