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

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

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

Start: Elmer
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Boothbay Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
car:  6​h 30​min
End: Elmer

2
nights
Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor ©
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. On the 7th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, then catch a live performance at Carousel Music Theater, then stop by Enchantments, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Popham Beach State Park, examine the collection at Maine Maritime Museum, and then get some fabulous bargains at L.L. Bean Factory Store.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boothbay Harbor vacation planning tool .

Boston to Boothbay Harbor is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Boothbay Harbor when traveling from Boston in August, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Shopping Nightlife Nature

Side Trips

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

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get some historical perspective at Egg Rock Light and St. Saviour's Church :. Appreciate the collections at Abbe Museum and Little Village Gifts. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop, take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Abbe Museum ©
Abbe Museum
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

2
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.
On the 12th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Acadia National Park attractions planner.

Acadia National Park is just a short distance from Bar Harbor. In August, daytime highs in Acadia National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens
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Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

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