Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor
(4.9/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
The home of Arcadia National Park and one of the largest islands off the coast of Maine, Mount Desert Island attracts over two million visitors every year. The island is known for being a place of relaxation for the rich and famous away from the bustle of New York City. It wasn't until the early 20th century that the land on the island was given to the federal government, which took steps to protect it as a park in 1919. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Bar Harbor holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mount Desert Island and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create a full Bar Harbor itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bar Harbor

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bar Harbor by other users

8 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Boston & Bar Harbor BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Maine & Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • So nice to enjoy the views off season without dealing with the crowds. Beautiful area even in the cold temperatures. Us and the dog loved it. 
  • My wife and I went up for many years in the spring or the fall. Lower rates at that time. Since she passed away I have taken advantage of my retirement's snow bird plan. As a result I have found anoth...  more »
  • The terrain is fabulous. We toured the Island and loved all the vistas and scenery. Our only disappointment was Bar Harbor itself. We were there 35 years ago and loved the quaintness. Now it's tourist...  more »