6 days in Cape Elizabeth & Bar Harbor Itinerary

6 days in Cape Elizabeth & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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Cape Elizabeth
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor
— 3 nights

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Cape Elizabeth

— 2 nights
Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Go for a jaunt from Cape Elizabeth to Biddeford Pool to see Wood Island Lighthouse about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, stroll through Crescent Beach State Park, steep yourself in history at Goddard Mansion, and admire the majestic nature at Two Lights State Park.

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Boston to Cape Elizabeth is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Boston in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Cape Elizabeth. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Cape Elizabeth

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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Bar Harbor

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, and finally stop by Christmas Spirit Shop.

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Drive from Cape Elizabeth to Bar Harbor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips