14 days in Portland & Acadia National Park Itinerary

14 days in Portland & Acadia National Park Itinerary

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14 days in Portland & Acadia National Park Itinerary

Start: Portland
1
Portland
— 10 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Acadia National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Portland

10
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.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Old First Parish Burying Ground (in Rockport), Boston (Granary Burying Ground, North End, &more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, cruise along Kancamagus Highway, contemplate the long history of The House of the Seven Gables, and visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Boston, Ogunquit, Salem, North Conway, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

3
nights
Acadia National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, then explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, and then hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail.

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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. In September in Acadia National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

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