7 days in Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park Itinerary

7 days in Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mount Desert Island itinerary planner

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Bar Harbor
— 1 night
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Acadia National Park
— 4 nights

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Bar Harbor

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, then tee off at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, and then hike along Ocean Path. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with National Park Sea Kayak Tours, stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally stroll through Shore Path.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bar Harbor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Acadia National Park to Bar Harbor is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Acadia National Park

— 4 nights

First Eastern 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.
Get outdoors at Cadillac Mountain and Sand Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, stroll through Carriage Roads, explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, and stop by Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Acadia National Park trip itinerary builder.

Acadia National Park is just a short distance from Bar Harbor. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip