8 days in Kennebunkport, Portland & Acadia National Park Itinerary

8 days in Kennebunkport, Portland & Acadia National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Maine trip planner

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Kennebunkport
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Acadia National Park
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Kennebunkport

— 2 nights
Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kennebunkport: Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, take in the exciting artwork at Compliments, look for gifts at Scalawags Pet Boutique, and take a memorable drive along Ocean Ave.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kennebunkport trip planner.

Wallingford to Kennebunkport is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Wallingford in August, Kennebunkport is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Kennebunkport

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, wander the streets of Old Port, and then admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kennebunkport to Portland by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Portland sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

Acadia National Park

— 1 night

First Eastern 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Portland to Acadia National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. August in Acadia National Park sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive