7 days in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Bangor Itinerary

7 days in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Bangor Itinerary

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7 days in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Bangor Itinerary

Start: Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
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Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
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Bangor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Acadia National Park

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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.
Acadia National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, cruise along Park Loop Road, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Acadia National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Acadia National Park. In September in Acadia National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead

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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 21st (Sat), look for gifts at The Christmas Vacation Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Ocean Path, then make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island, then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor visit planner.

Bar Harbor is just a stone's throw from Acadia National Park. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Bangor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Schoodic Point
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Schoodic Point ©
Schoodic Point

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Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city along the Penobscot River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): try to win big at Hollywood Casino, then appreciate the history behind Paul Bunyan Statue, and then grab your bike and head to Penobscot River Walkway. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge, then take in the views from Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory, then don't miss a visit to Stephen King's House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Hope Garden Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bangor trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Bangor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bangor are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bangor

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prospect
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Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory ©
Penobscot Narrows Bridge ©
Penobscot Narrows Bridge
Paul Bunyan Statue ©
Paul Bunyan Statue

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