12 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

12 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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12 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

Start: Acadia National Park
1
Acadia National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Acadia National Park

8
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Echo Lake Beach and Sand Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Wendell Gilley Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Acadia National Park: Bass Harbor (Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse & Ship Harbor Nature Trail), Wonderland Trail (in Southwest Harbor) and The Bold Coast (in Machias). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Perpendicular Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Hunters Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Flying Mountain Hiking Trail.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Acadia National Park holiday planner .

In June, daily temperatures in Acadia National Park can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden
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Heart of Acadia Loop ©
Heart of Acadia Loop
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Little Hunters Beach ©
Little Hunters Beach

3
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light, then explore the striking landscape of Eagle Lake Acadia National Park, and then step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, then stroll through Bar Island Trails, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan my day in Bar Harbor using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Bar Harbor is very close to Acadia National Park. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Eagle Lake Acadia National Park ©
Eagle Lake Acadia National Park
Bar Island Trails ©
Bar Island Trails
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

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