9 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

9 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: South Bend
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Mount Desert
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Winter Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Lubec
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h
End: South Bend

2
nights
Mount Desert

Mount Desert ©
Mount Desert is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through Beech Cliff Loop, then trek along Beech Mountain Trail, and then see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Penobscot Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Harbourside Drive, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Carriage Roads.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mount Desert online day trip planner.

South Bend to Mount Desert is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from South Bend in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mount Desert: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Mount Desert

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Beech Cliff Loop, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads
Penobscot Mountain ©
Penobscot Mountain

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Path, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, kick back and relax at Sand Beach, and trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor tour planner.

Bar Harbor is just a short distance from Mount Desert. In April in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Whopaints Gallery, then stop by Winter Harbor 5&10, then take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point, and finally cruise along Schoodic National Scenic Byway.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Winter Harbor trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor takes an hour. In April in Winter Harbor, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lubec.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Schoodic National Scenic Byway ©
Schoodic National Scenic Byway
Whopaints Gallery ©
Whopaints Gallery

2
nights
Lubec

Lubec ©
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Bog Brook Cove Preserve, explore the striking landscape at The Bold Coast, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Clutter Shop Antiques and Vintage Desirables, then see the interesting displays at McCurdy Smokehouse Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Lost Fishermen's Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lubec holiday planner.

You can drive from Winter Harbor to Lubec in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

The Bold Coast
Highlights from your plan
The Bold Coast ©
The Bold Coast
Bog Brook Cove Preserve ©
Bog Brook Cove Preserve
West Quoddy Head Light
West Quoddy Head Light