9 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

9 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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9 days in Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor Itinerary

Start: Acadia National Park
1
Acadia National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Acadia National Park

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sand Beach and Park Loop Road. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Thunder Hole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Head Trail, and explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park tour itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Acadia National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Acadia National Park can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
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Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

3
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 8th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Church :, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and finally go for a walk through Compass Harbor Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Acadia National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary builder website .

Bar Harbor is just a stone's throw from Acadia National Park. In September, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :
Compass Harbor Trail ©
Compass Harbor Trail

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