16 days in Cambria, Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

16 days in Cambria, Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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16 days in Cambria, Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

Start: Cambria
1
Cambria
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
2
Acadia National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 30​min
End: Cambria

7
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Amphora Gallery and Hawthorne Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Moonstone Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cambria: Jack Creek Celllars (in Templeton), Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum (in King City) and Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Coast Gallery Big Sur, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Antonio de Padua, enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cambria trip planner .

August in Cambria sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Big Sur, Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum, Sand Dollar Beach, Camp Roberts Historical Museum
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cadillac Mountain. Visiting Sand Beach and Park Loop Road will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, delve into the lush surroundings at Indian Point Blagden Preserve, and grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Acadia National Park holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cambria to Acadia National Park in 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cambria to Acadia National Park, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cambria, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Acadia National Park, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mount Desert Island
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Carriage Roads ©
Carriage Roads

3
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ocean Path as well as Shore Path. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hike along Ocean Path, then explore the striking landscape of Acadia National Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, then tee off at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor travel route builder website .

Bar Harbor is just a stone's throw from Acadia National Park. In August, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Little Village Gifts ©
Little Village Gifts

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