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

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

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

Start: Boston
Drive:  3​h
1
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Boothbay Harbor House of Pizza as well as Carousel Music Theater. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, then catch a live performance at Carousel Music Theater, then look for gifts at Enchantments, and finally get into the urban bustle at Boothbay Harbor House of Pizza. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Popham Beach State Park, then examine the collection at Maine Maritime Museum, and then get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor trip planner.

Boston to Boothbay Harbor is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Boston in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Boothbay Harbor, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Shopping Nightlife Parks

Side Trips

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine Maritime Museum, Popham Beach State Park, L.L. Bean Factory Store
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Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Maine Maritime Museum ©
Maine Maritime Museum
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park

2
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for nature, wildlife areas, sightseeing, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, look for gifts at Christmas Vacation Shop, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Saviour's Episcopal Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Abbe Museum ©
Abbe Museum
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, and then stop by Quietside Cafe & Ice Cream Shop. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain and then explore the activities along Jordan Pond Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Acadia National Park trip generator.

Acadia National Park is just a short distance from Bar Harbor. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

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