8 days in Bar Harbor & Portsmouth Itinerary

8 days in Bar Harbor & Portsmouth Itinerary

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Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 4 nights
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Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. St. Saviour's Church : and Egg Rock Light will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Shore Path and Eagle Lake Acadia National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Bar Island Trails, admire the natural beauty at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden, stroll around Agamont Park, and look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary planning website.

New York City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Get in touch with nature at Hampton Beach State Park and Jenness State Beach. Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and Hamilton House will appeal to history buffs. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Gloucester (Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Cape Ann Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at American Independence Museum, admire the majestic nature at Odiorne Point State Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Tributary Brewing, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth visit planner.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Portsmouth by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Cape Ann Museum
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Cape Ann Museum
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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