15 days in Bar Harbor, Saint John & Prince Edward Island Itinerary

15 days in Bar Harbor, Saint John & Prince Edward Island Itinerary

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15 days in Bar Harbor, Saint John & Prince Edward Island Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Bar Harbor, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  18​h 30​min
2
Saint John, Canada
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Brackley Beach, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Washington DC, United States


5
nights
Bar Harbor, United States

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Visit Sand Beach and Little Hunters Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Shore Path and Cadillac Mountain. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, look for gifts at The Christmas Vacation Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

Make your Bar Harbor itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Washington DC to Bar Harbor is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get little chillier in Bar Harbor: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint John.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

5
nights
Saint John, Canada

Saint John ©
An important port city on New Brunswick's southeastern coast, Saint John has a long tradition of migration, especially from Ireland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kings Landing and Carleton Martello Tower. Kids will appreciate attractions like New Brunswick Museum and Irving Nature Park. Get out of town with these interesting Saint John side-trips: Fundy National Park (in Alma), Fundy Trail Parkway (in St. Martins) and The Lighthouse (in Fredericton). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site, examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site, admire the striking features of Loyalist House, and explore the activities along Reversing Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Saint John trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bar Harbor to Saint John. Traveling from Bar Harbor to Saint John, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Saint John sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brackley Beach.

Things to do in Saint John

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Annapolis Royal, The Lighthouse, Kings Landing, Fundy National Park, Fundy Trail Parkway
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Fundy National Park ©
Fundy National Park
Irving Nature Park ©
Irving Nature Park
Fundy Trail Parkway ©
Fundy Trail Parkway

3
nights
Brackley Beach, Canada

Brackley Beach ©
Get outdoors at Cavendish Beach and Island Hill Farm Inc. Get some cultural insight at Green Gables and Anne of Green Gables Museum. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Prince Edward Island National Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brackley Beach travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint John to Brackley Beach by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Brackley Beach can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brackley Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cavendish, St. Dunstan's Basilica, Anne of Green Gables Museum, North Rustico Beach, Prince Edward Island National Park
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Cavendish Beach ©
Cavendish Beach
Green Gables ©
Green Gables
Brackley Beach ©
Brackley Beach

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