4 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

4 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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Start: Bar Harbor
Drive:  30 min
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Acadia National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
End: Bar Harbor

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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), get all the information you need at Acadia National Park Visitors Center, trek along Heart of Acadia Loop, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, then stroll through Carriage Roads, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, kick back and relax at Sand Beach, hike along Great Head Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, then hike along Precipice Trail, and finally explore the activities along Frenchman Bay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Acadia National Park holiday website.

Bar Harbor to Acadia National Park is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. November in Acadia National Park sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Frenchman Bay
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Great Head Trail ©
Great Head Trail
Precipice Trail ©
Precipice Trail
Heart of Acadia Loop ©
Heart of Acadia Loop

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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): hit the best photo ops around with Acadia Photo Safari, hike along Bubble Rock, kick back and relax at Little Hunters Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff, then trek along Gorham Mountain Trail, and finally catch a movie at Reel Pizza Cinerama. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Ocean Path, walk around Village Green, look for gifts at A Little Mad, then look for gifts at The Christmas Vacation Shop, then stop by The Acadia Country Store, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at The Thirsty Whale Tavern.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online sightseeing planner.

Bar Harbor is just a short distance from Acadia National Park. November in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Little Hunters Beach ©
Little Hunters Beach
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
Otter Cliff ©
Otter Cliff

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