8 days in Mount Desert Island & Freeport Itinerary

8 days in Mount Desert Island & Freeport Itinerary

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Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Mount Desert
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Mount Desert
— 2 nights
Drive
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Acadia National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Freeport
— 2 nights
Drive

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Mount Desert

Mount Desert is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Asticou Azalea Garden and Ship Harbor Nature Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Wonderland Trail and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Desert: Belfast (Belfast Harborwalk & Passy Rail Trail) and Searsport (Penobscot Marine Museum & Moose Point State Park). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flying Mountain Hiking Trail, hike along Beech Cliff Loop, take in the awesome beauty at Penobscot Mountain, and admire the natural beauty at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mount Desert visit planner.

New York City to Mount Desert is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. In August, Mount Desert is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Mount Desert

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Wonderland Trail ©
Must see
Wonderland Trail
4.5
Beech Cliff Loop ©
Must see
Beech Cliff Loop
4.9

3
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Acadia National Park

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Echo Lake Beach and Sand Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Cadillac Mountain and Gorham Mountain Trail. There's much more to do: go for a charming ride with Carriages of Acadia, trek along Precipice Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Acadia National Park trip builder site.

Acadia National Park is just a short distance from Mount Desert. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Freeport.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
Cadillac Mountain ©
Must see
Cadillac Mountain
4.8
Great Head Trail ©
Must see
Great Head Trail
4.9

2
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Freeport

Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum, then kick back and relax at Reid State Park, then get a new perspective on things with Tidal Transit Kayak, and finally take a stroll around Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, contemplate the long history of Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally trek along Giant's Stairs Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Freeport online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Acadia National Park to Freeport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. In August, daily temperatures in Freeport can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Freeport

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Tidal Transit Kayak ©
Kayaking / Canoeing
Tidal Transit Kayak
5.0
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Must see
Food Tours
4.9

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