10 days in Washington DC & Bar Harbor Itinerary

10 days in Washington DC & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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10 days in Washington DC & Bar Harbor Itinerary

Start: Bar Harbor
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Bar Harbor
— 7 nights
End: Bar Harbor

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Old Town.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planning tool .

Bar Harbor to Washington DC is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 89°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

7
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Little Hunters Beach and Sand Beach. The Seal Cove Auto Museum and St. Saviour's Church : are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bar Harbor: Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor) and Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse (in Bass Harbor). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, stroll through Ocean Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Bar Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. In July, Bar Harbor is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Asticou Azalea Garden, Schoodic Point, Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
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The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

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