9 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

9 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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9 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Trenton
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lubec
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Springfield

2
nights
Trenton

Trenton ©
Trenton is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States, near Acadia National Park. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show, take in the exciting artwork at Spring Woods Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point, and finally shop like a local with Whopaints Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Blue Hill Co-op Community Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ship Harbor Nature Trail, and then enjoy the sea views from Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Trenton route builder app .

Springfield to Trenton is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Trenton is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Springfield in September, with highs in Trenton at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Trenton

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bass Harbor, Winter Harbor, Spring Woods Gallery, Blue Hill Co-op Community Market, Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show
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Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse ©
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Ship Harbor Nature Trail ©
Ship Harbor Nature Trail

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Cadillac Mountain and Ocean Path. Popular historic sites such as St. Saviour's Church : and Sieur de Monts Spring are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, cruise along Park Loop Road, and stroll through Carriage Roads.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor road trip app .

Bar Harbor is just a stone's throw from Trenton. In September in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lubec.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

2
nights
Lubec

Lubec ©
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. On the 25th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at The Bold Coast, then kick back and relax at Jasper Beach, then stop by The Commons Eastport, and finally appreciate the history behind The Mermaid - a bronze statue by Richard Klyver. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Clutter Shop Antiques and Vintage Desirables and then enjoy the sea views from West Quoddy Head Light.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lubec day trip site .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Lubec takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastport, Jasper Beach, The Bold Coast
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Jasper Beach ©
Jasper Beach
West Quoddy Head Light ©
West Quoddy Head Light
The Commons Eastport ©
The Commons Eastport