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: Nashville
Fly:  8​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:  8​h
End: Nashville

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 in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, stroll through Sand Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Acadia National Park trip itinerary planner .

Nashville to Acadia National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to Acadia National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in September, things will get slightly colder in Acadia National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Northeast Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Bar Harbor (Frenchman Bay & Schoodic Peninsula). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Northeast Harbor travel planner.

Northeast Harbor is just a stone's throw from Acadia National Park. In September in Northeast Harbor, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive 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 27th (Fri), cruise along Schoodic National Scenic Byway and then take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point.

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You can drive from Northeast Harbor to Winter Harbor in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Winter Harbor can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

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

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