15 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

15 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

Created using Inspirock DownEast and Acadia Maine trip planner

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Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Castine
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Castine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lubec
— 2 nights
Drive
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Winter Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 7 nights
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Castine

— 2 nights
Castine is a town in Hancock County in eastern Maine, USA, which served from 1670 to 1674 as the capital of Acadia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castine: Blue Hill (Blue Hill Mountain, Jonathan Fisher House, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Wilson Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Holbrook Island Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and step aboard T/S State of Maine.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Castine trip builder.

Chicago to Castine is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Castine is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Castine when traveling from Chicago in November, with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lubec.

Things to do in Castine

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Lubec

— 2 nights
Lubec is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll through Bog Brook Cove Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamilton Cove Preserve, visit a coastal fixture at West Quoddy Head Light, then examine the collection at McCurdy Smokehouse Museum, and finally make a trip to Lost Fishermen's Memorial. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at The Bold Coast, stroll through Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cobscook Bay State Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lubec attractions planner.

Getting from Castine to Lubec by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November in Lubec, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Lubec

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winter Harbor

— 3 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Winter Harbor: Frenchman Bay Conservancy (in Hancock) and Tidal Falls Preserve (in Sullivan). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, take in the awesome beauty at Schoodic Mountain, engage your brain at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, and take a memorable drive along Schoodic National Scenic Byway.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Winter Harbor online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lubec to Winter Harbor takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Winter Harbor are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 7 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for parks, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, cruise along Park Loop Road, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip planning website.

Getting from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor by car takes about an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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