7 days in Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park Itinerary

7 days in Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park Itinerary

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Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
2
Acadia National Park
— 4 nights

2
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 30th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, thentrek along Bar Island Trails, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Frenchman Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Village Green, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor visit planner.

Acadia National Park to Bar Harbor is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars ©
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars
Frenchman Bay ©
Frenchman Bay

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gorham Mountain Trail and Wendell Gilley Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Park Loop Road and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Go for a jaunt from Acadia National Park to Prospect to see Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, look for gifts at Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, and trek along Bubble Rock.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Acadia National Park day trip planning app.

Acadia National Park is just a short distance from Bar Harbor. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Southwest Harbor, Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Wendell Gilley Museum ©
Wendell Gilley Museum

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