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

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

Created using Inspirock Maine holiday planner

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Freeport
— 3 nights
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Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
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Acadia National Park
— 2 nights
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Freeport

— 3 nights
Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Get some cultural insight at Maine Lighthouse Museum and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum. Get outdoors at Coastal Highway U.S. 1 and Giant's Stairs Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Freeport: Morning In Maine Boat Tour (in Rockland), Food Tours (in Boothbay Harbor) and Finnish Church and Heritage House (in South Thomaston). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Bailey Island Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Bradbury Mountain State Park, and appreciate the history behind Andre the Seal Statue.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Freeport road trip app.

New York City to Freeport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, Freeport is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F. You'll set off for Bar Harbor on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Freeport

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :, stop by Bar Harbor Popcorn, and then find your balance on the water with Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Agamont Park, then get a new perspective on nature at George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, then explore the activities along Eagle Lake Acadia National Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bar Island Trails.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor day trip site.

Traveling by car from Freeport to Bar Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Acadia National Park

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Thu), kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads, hike along Bubble Rock, then kick back and relax at Little Hunters Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Otter Cliff, and finally hike along Gorham Mountain Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Acadia National Park online road trip planner.

Acadia National Park is very close to Bar Harbor. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches