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: New York City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Winter Harbor
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Roque Bluffs
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: New York City

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. For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Winter Harbor day trip planner.

New York City to Winter Harbor is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, Winter Harbor is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

#Nature, #Parks

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.
Attractions like Shore Path and Sand Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Winter Harbor to Acadia National Park takes 1.5 hours. In August in Acadia National Park, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Roque Bluffs.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bar Harbor
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

Roque Bluffs

Roque Bluffs ©
Roque Bluffs is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Roque Bluffs State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jasper Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Roque Bluffs online journey planner .

You can drive from Acadia National Park to Roque Bluffs in 2 hours. August in Roque Bluffs sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roque Bluffs

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Jasper Beach
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Jasper Beach ©
Jasper Beach
Roque Bluffs State Park ©
Roque Bluffs State Park