8 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

8 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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Start: Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  15 min
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Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
End: Acadia National Park

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.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, stroll through Carriage Roads, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park trip itinerary site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Acadia National Park. In June, daytime highs in Acadia National Park are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail

3
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, then don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Christmas Spirit Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Peninsula, then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Mount Desert Island Oceanarium.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip itinerary planning website.

Bar Harbor is just a short distance from Acadia National Park. In June, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Schoodic Point
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point
Schoodic Peninsula ©
Schoodic Peninsula

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