8 days in Hancock & Bar Harbor Itinerary

8 days in Hancock & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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Hancock
— 4 nights
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Bar Harbor
— 3 nights

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Hancock — 4 nights

Hancock is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge and Frenchman Bay Conservancy. Shop till you drop at Chapter Two Art Gallery and Acadia World Traders. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hancock: Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor), Craig's Pond (in Orland) and Fort Point State Park (in Stockton Springs). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, make a trip to Tidal Falls Preserve, shop like a local with Wild Mountain Man Ray's Chainsaw Show, and meet the residents at Kisma Preserve.

Plan a Hancock trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hancock. July in Hancock sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor — 3 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get in touch with nature at Shore Path and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Attractions like Bar Island Trails and Land Bridge to Bar Island make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: hike along Heart of Acadia Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bubble Rock, and explore the activities along Eagle Lake Acadia National Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hancock to Bar Harbor in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night.
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