21 days in Niagara Falls & DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

21 days in Niagara Falls & DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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21 days in Niagara Falls & DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

Wilmington, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 7 nights
Drive:  13​h
Pembroke, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Birch Harbor, United States
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
Bar Harbor, United States
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Wilmington, United States

6
days
Niagara Falls, Canada

Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cobourg Beach and Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Family-friendly places like Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory and Crystal Beach will thrill your kids. When in Niagara Falls, make a side trip to see Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Journey Behind the Falls, find something for the whole family at Niagara SkyWheel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Niagara River Recreation Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Glen Nature Areas.

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Wilmington, USA to Niagara Falls is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Wilmington in July, expect Niagara Falls to be a bit cooler, temps between 82°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pembroke.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Cobourg Beach, Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Crystal Beach
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Cobourg Beach
Niagara Glen Nature Areas

3
days
Pembroke, United States

Pembroke is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States. Bring the kids along to Jasper Beach and Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land. West Quoddy Head Light and Northern Tides Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Pembroke side-trips: Quoddy Head State Park (in Lubec) and Raye's Mustard (in Eastport). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Reversing Falls Park.

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Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Pembroke takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, you will find days in Pembroke are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Birch Harbor.

Things to do in Pembroke

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lubec, Jasper Beach, Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land, Raye's Mustard
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Jasper Beach
Quoddy Head State Park
Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land

2
days
Birch Harbor, United States

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Catherine Hill Winery and then take in the awesome beauty at Schoodic Mountain.

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Traveling by car from Pembroke to Birch Harbor takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Birch Harbor are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Birch Harbor

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Winter Harbor, Catherine Hill Winery
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Schoodic Point
Schoodic Mountain
Catherine Hill Winery

8
days
Bar Harbor, United States

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Gorham Mountain Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frenchman Bay and Beehive Trail. Step out of Bar Harbor to go to Bass Harbor and see Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and explore the activities along Jordan Pond Nature Trail.

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Getting from Birch Harbor to Bar Harbor by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
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Thunder Hole
Sand Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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