8 days in Maine Itinerary

8 days in Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Maine Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Hancock
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Hancock

Hancock ©
Hancock is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Frenchman Bay Conservancy. On your second day here, make a trip to Curtis Island Light, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hancock trip itinerary planning website .

Washington DC to Hancock is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in June, with highs in Hancock at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Hancock

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Camden, Schoodic Point
Highlights from your plan
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie

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.
Visiting Cadillac Mountain and Carriage Roads will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sand Beach, hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, and look for all kinds of wild species at Acadia's Birds.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Acadia National Park online tour planner .

You can drive from Hancock to Acadia National Park in an hour. June in Acadia National Park sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
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 30th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Long Sands Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, and then cool off at Old Orchard Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Acadia National Park to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In June in Portland, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Long Sands Beach, Wells Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach

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