8 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

8 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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Trenton
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
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Lubec
— 1 night
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Trenton — 1 night

Trenton is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States, near Acadia National Park. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for gifts at Acadia World Traders and then view the masterpieces at Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Trenton route website.

Charlotte to Trenton is an approximately 17-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in September; daily highs in Trenton reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 5 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agamont Park and Stonington Village. Get outdoors at Cadillac Mountain and Dorr Mountain. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church, and identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor day trip planning tool.

Bar Harbor is just a short distance from Trenton. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lubec.
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Lubec — 1 night

Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Clutter Shop Antique and Vintage Desirables, enjoy the sea views from West Quoddy Head Light, and then identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Cove Preserve.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lubec journey planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Lubec in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
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DownEast and Acadia Maine travel guide

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