10 days in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Portland Itinerary

10 days in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Portland Itinerary

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10 days in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Portland Itinerary

Start: Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
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Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​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.
Visiting Echo Lake Beach and Heart of Acadia Loop will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Indian Point Blagden Preserve and Sieur de Monts Spring. Next up on the itinerary: hike along The Bowl Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Day Mountain, and head outdoors with Dorr Mountain.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park road trip app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Acadia National Park. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

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Indian Point Blagden Preserve
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Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Heart of Acadia Loop ©
Heart of Acadia Loop
Indian Point Blagden Preserve ©
Indian Point Blagden Preserve

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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at Egg Rock Light and St. Saviour's Church :. Escape the urban bustle at Bar Island Trails and Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlantic Brewing Company, stroll around Agamont Park, and stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip planner .

Bar Harbor is just a short distance from Acadia National Park. August in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park ©
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
Egg Rock Light ©
Egg Rock Light

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Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Gorges, identify plant and animal life at Fore River Sanctuary, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rising Tide Brewing Company. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Eastern Cemetery, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, then hike along Eastern Prom Trail, and finally wander the streets of Diamond Cove.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland route planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Portland by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Portland are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Evergreen Cemetery ©
Evergreen Cemetery
Maine Jewish Museum ©
Maine Jewish Museum
Maine Mead Works ©
Maine Mead Works

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