8 days in Acadia National Park & White Mountains Itinerary

8 days in Acadia National Park & White Mountains Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Indianapolis
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h
1
Acadia National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h
End: Indianapolis

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cadillac Mountain and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Take a break from Acadia National Park with a short trip to Frenchman Bay Conservancy in Hancock, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Jordan Cliffs Trail, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, look for all kinds of wild species at Indian Point Blagden Preserve, and cruise along Park Loop Road.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park trip website.

Indianapolis to Acadia National Park is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In June, Acadia National Park is little chillier than Indianapolis - with highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Desert Island, Frenchman Bay Conservancy
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

2
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Rocky Gorge, then explore the activities along Rocky Gorge, then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway, and finally stop by Naked Bohemian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, cruise along Mount Washington Auto Road, and then admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our North Conway online route maker.

You can drive from Acadia National Park to North Conway in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Acadia National Park in June: high temperatures in North Conway hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Mount Washington Auto Road, Rocky Gorge, Rocky Gorge, Glen Ellis Falls
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, and then learn about winemaking at Hermit Woods Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): walk around Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lincoln route maker app.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Lincoln. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Flume Gorge, Hermit Woods Winery
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Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves ©
Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center ©
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

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