10 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

10 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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10 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

Start: Acadia National Park
1
Acadia National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Acadia National Park

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sieur de Monts Spring and Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens. Get in touch with nature at Sand Beach and Park Loop Road. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, hike along Great Head Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorham Mountain Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park road trip app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Acadia National Park. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
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Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

3
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at St. Saviour's Church :, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and finally go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Acadia National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor day trip planner .

Bar Harbor is just a stone's throw from Acadia National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :
Compass Harbor Trail ©
Compass Harbor Trail

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