8 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

8 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
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Seal Cove
— 1 night
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Bucksport
— 2 nights
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Drive to Bangor International Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 4 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Visit St. Saviour's Church : and Egg Rock Light for their historical value. Visiting Gorham Mountain Trail and Otter Cliff will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bar Island Trails, stop by Bar Harbor Popcorn, hike along Great Head Trail, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mount Desert Island Oceanarium.

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Washington DC to Bar Harbor is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get little chillier in Bar Harbor: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seal Cove.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Seal Cove — 1 night

Tremont is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, see the interesting displays at Maine Granite Industry Museum, and then trek along Beech Mountain Trail.

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Seal Cove is just a stone's throw from Bar Harbor. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bucksport.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Bucksport — 2 nights

Bucksport is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Castine Historical Society, stroll the grounds of Buck Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Bucksport Historical Society. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Craig's Pond and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Madison State Park.

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Traveling by car from Seal Cove to Bucksport takes 1.5 hours. October in Bucksport sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

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