8 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

8 days in DownEast and Acadia Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
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Winter Harbor
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 5 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for parks, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Shore Path, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and trek along Gorham Mountain Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip builder website.

Indianapolis to Bar Harbor is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis in September, things will get little chillier in Bar Harbor: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Winter Harbor.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Winter Harbor

— 2 nights
Not to be confused with Winter Harbor, Maine the former name of Biddeford PoolWinter Harbor is a town on the Schoodic Peninsula in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Otter Cliff, learn about winemaking at Catherine Hill Winery, and then stroll through Great Wass Island Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Schoodic Point.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Winter Harbor online road trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Winter Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

DownEast and Acadia Maine travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Mountains · Geologic Formations