9 days in Bar Harbor, Albany & Portland Itinerary

9 days in Bar Harbor, Albany & Portland Itinerary

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Fly to Rockland, Drive to Bar Harbor
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Bar Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Albany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Bus to Logan International Airport, Fly to Cleveland

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Bar Harbor

— 1 night
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail and then hike along Ocean Path. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Beach and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary planning app.

Cleveland to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in April; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 49°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Albany

— 3 nights
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to The Farmers' Museum and National Shrine of the Divine Mercy. Visiting Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park and New York State Museum will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Fenimore Art Museum (in Cooperstown), Berkshire Museum (in Pittsfield) and Stone Arabia Stone Church (in Palatine Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at New York State Capitol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and stroll around Washington Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albany holiday builder tool.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Albany by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Bar Harbor in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Albany: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 nights

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Allagash Brewing Company and Eastern Promenade Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Back Cove Trail and Long Sands Beach. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Maine Jewish Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, and take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Portland trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Albany to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Albany in April, you will find days in Portland are little chillier (53°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips