3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (2022)

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Day 01

3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (1)

New York - Boston

Hotel: Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville / Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn or similar

Today we will start from New York and head north to Boston, the largest city in New England. Take the Boston Harbor View Boat to admire the seaside city from a water perspective, and walk into the New England Aquarium to feel the shock of the ocean again.

Depart from New York → Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional, 120 mins including lunch time) → New England Aquarium (Optional, 60 mins) → Hotel

Visiting Attractions

  • 3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (2) New York

  • 3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (3) Boston

  • 3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (4) New England Aquarium

  • 3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (5) Boston Harbor

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
New England Aquarium $34.00/Adult; $25.00/Child(3-11); $32.00/Senior(60+)
Boston Harbor Cruise $38.95/Adult; $34.95/Child(3-11) It will be closed on major US holidays (such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Memorial Day).
Buffet Meal $16.00-$22.00/Adult; $10.00-$15.00/Child(12 -) Actual price and whether this fee will be generated depends on the actual situation.
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.

Day 02

3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (6)

Acadia National Park

Hotel: Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville / Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn or similar

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Then we will drive up to the Acadia National Park; Maine's most northeastern region. And then around noon, we are down to the local oldest Baltic seaport: Bar Harbor. In the end, we will take the Nature Cruise, learning about the local wild marine animals..


Mount Desert Island → Acadia Nature Cruise (optional, 90 mins) → Bar Harbor (90 mins)→ Acadia National Park In-Depth Tour (Optional, 120 mins, including the top of Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole)
Pass by: Eagle Lake

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Acadia Nature Cruise $39.00/Adult, $26.00/Children (under 12 years old) The cruise is seasonal.
Acadia National Park In-Depth Tour $35.00/Adult; $25.00/Child(3-12)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.

Day 03

3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (7)

Portland - York - New York

Today we will first go to the Portland Lighthouse located in Williamsburg Park to experience the beautiful scenery of Portland Harbor. Then go to York Wild Kingdom Zoo, which has a variety of rare animals. After that we will return to New York.


Hotel → Fort Williams Park & Portland Head Lighthouse (optional, 45 mins) → York’s Wild Kingdom (optional, 90 mins) → New York City

Tips:
* In case of dispute,York's Wild Kingdom reserves the right of final decision on the interpretation of Terms and Conditions to protect and exhibit wild animals.

Visiting Attractions

  • 3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (8) New York

  • 3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (9) Boston

  • 3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (10) Portland Head Light

  • 3-Day Bus Tour from New York: Acadia National Park, Mystic and Portland (11) York's Wild Kingdom

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
York's Wild Kingdom $15.75/Adult; $10.00/Child (10-); $1.00/Child (2-)
Fort William Park & Portland Head light house $7.00/Person
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

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  • 10 - 16 Days Prior to Departure Date - 50% of total purchase amount can be refunded
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      FAQs

      How many days do you need to explore Acadia National Park? ›

      We recommend spending two to three days in Acadia National Park. This will give you enough time to drive Park Loop Road, do a few short hikes, bike the carriage roads, watch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain, and snack on popovers at the Jordan Pond House.

      Where should I stop between Acadia and NYC? ›

      The 480-mile road trip from New York to Acadia National Park will take 8 hours to drive. Key stops include Boston, New Haven, Salem, Portland, Mount Washington, as well as White Mountain National Forest, Ogunquit Beach and Fahnestock Memorial Park.

      What is the best time of year to visit Acadia National Park? ›

      The summer crowds disperse as the high average temperatures drop to the chilly 40s and 50s, but the lack of crowds makes a fall visit even more enjoyable. The prime time is in mid-October when leaf-peeping season begins; the colors make the picturesque vistas that much more dramatic.

      How far is Bar Harbor from entrance to Acadia National Park? ›

      The distance between Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park is 4 miles.

      Is 3 days in Acadia enough? ›

      If you are an avid hiker, consider spending three days in Acadia, because there are a lot of fun trails here. If you only want to see the main highlights and spend some time in lovely Bar Harbor, two full days is the perfect amount of time to spend in Acadia National Park.

      How many days should you spend in Portland Maine? ›

      3 days in Portland, Maine is the perfect amount of time. With lovely lighthouses, a booming food scene, and romantic streets to wander, you'll wonder why you haven't visited sooner…and you'll start to plan your next visit immediately!

      Where should I stop between New York and Portland Maine? ›

      The 470-mile road trip from New York to Maine will take you at least 8 hours 30 minutes to drive, without breaks. Notable stops along the way include Stamford, New Haven, Hartford, Portland (Maine), and Acadia National Park.

      Where do you stop on way to Maine from New York? ›

      The main stops included on the New York to Maine road trip are New York City, Newport, Cape Cod, Boston, Portland, Camden and Acadia National Park. Additional New York to Maine destinations along the route include Mystic, Hampton Beach and Freeport.

      Do you need a car in Acadia National Park? ›

      With 158 miles of historic trails made for hiking, Acadia is the perfect place to ditch the car and get outdoors. To reach the park, you can hop on the Island Explorer, a free summer shuttle service that transports passengers from Bar Harbor Village Green to a variety of park destinations.

      Can you see the northern lights in Acadia National Park? ›

      The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, can often be seen from in the northernmost parts of DownEast Acadia. The best viewing time for the Northern Lights is August to October. So get outside on a crisp autumn night and look north.

      What is the best time to see fall colors in Acadia National Park? ›

      Colors begin to appear throughout the parks higher and cooler elevations in late September, but the peak season for color is usually during the first few weeks of October.

      What is the busiest time for Acadia National Park? ›

      During peak visitor season at Acadia National Park, typically from June into September each summer, parking is limited and tends to fill early each day. Visitors are encouraged to plan carefully and use the fare free Island Explorer shuttle service to access the Park Loop Road, carriage roads, and hiking trails.

      How many days do you need in Bar Harbor Maine? ›

      When guests are planning their first visit to Mt. Desert Island, they often ask how long they should plan to stay in Bar Harbor. While you can get a taste of what the island has to offer in a day or two, to really experience MDI, we suggest that you plan on spending at least three days.

      How long does it take to do the Acadia park Loop? ›

      To drive through Acadia National Park on the 27 mile Park Loop Road, we recommend allowing yourself a minimum of about 3 hours. Depending on how much you want to stop and look around, that time may vary.

      What is the closest town to Acadia National Park? ›

      A seasonal shuttle is available to bring you from Bar Harbor to many of the must-see attractions in Acadia National Park, so you don't have to worry about parking and traffic. Because Bar Harbor is the closest town to Acadia National Park, some accommodations are expensive.

      Is Acadia National Park worth the trip? ›

      Acadia is the only national park in New England and it boasts many unique features to make it worth a visit. With rugged cliffs of granite along the coast and miles of forested trails, this Maine gem is the perfect place to get outside.

      What is the best time to go to Cadillac Mountain? ›

      Be Early or Late:

      Get up early and try to be at the most visited spots or trailheads before 9:00 AM. Usually, the crowds start to arrive around 10:00 AM. Incredibly popular spots like the summit of Cadillac Mountain can be crowded earlier. Be there at 8:00 A.M., and you'll dodge the heavy crowds at the top.

      What is the best time to visit Bar Harbor Maine? ›

      The best time to visit Bar Harbor is from June to August. Because of the state's geographic location in the northernmost point in the U.S., Maine enjoys cool weather year-round. As such, the best time to explore the greater Bar Harbor area is when it will be the warmest and sunniest.

      What is the best time of year to visit Portland Maine? ›

      The best time to visit Portland is from June to August. Although summer is peak tourist season, the season's cool temperatures – with highs seldom climbing above 80 degrees – are hard to beat.

      What is the best month to visit Maine? ›

      That said, the best time to visit Maine is between June and August if you're hoping for good weather. Summer is when you can soak up the sun's rays beachside. You may find yourself shoulder to shoulder with other tourists, fighting high prices for lodging, but this is when the state really shines.

      What is the best time to go to Maine for lobster? ›

      The best time to visit Maine for lobster is from late June to December. This extensive lobster season is when lobsters are most abundant in the waters offshore Maine. Many of the restaurants serve freshly caught lobsters from the day. There are also lobster fishing tours available for visitors.

      How long does it take to get to New York to Maine? ›

      How long is the drive from New York to Maine? The total driving time is 7 hours, 19 minutes. Your trip begins in the state of New York.

      Is there a train that runs from Boston to Portland Maine? ›

      Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston and arriving at Portland. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

      How far is it from upstate New York to Maine? ›

      How far is it from New York to Maine? The distance between New York and Maine is 433 miles. The road distance is 312.4 miles.

      What is between Boston and New York? ›

      Top cities between New York City and Boston. The top cities between New York City and Boston are Bronx, Providence, Hartford, New Haven, Concord, Springfield, Worcester, and Flushing.

      How can I spend 7 days in New England? ›

      1. New England road trip itinerary map.
      2. Days 1-2: Boston, Massachusetts.
      3. Day 3: Salem, Rockport, and Gloucester, Massachusetts.
      4. Day 4: Coastal Byway, New Hampshire.
      5. Day 5: York, Ogunquit, and Kennebunkport, Maine.
      6. Day 6: Portland, Maine.
      7. Days 7-9: Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park, Maine.
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      Do you need bear spray in Acadia National Park? ›

      Do I Need Bear Spray Hiking in Acadia National Park? Nope. Sure don't. While Acadia has wild scenery, you won't see much in the way of potentially aggressive wildlife like bears.

      Do you have to pay to go up Cadillac Mountain? ›

      You don't have to pay to go to Cadillac Mountain. It's free!

      Do you need to make reservations to visit Acadia National Park? ›

      Starting May 26, 2021, through October 19, 2021, The National Park Service is requiring advanced vehicle reservations to access Acadia National Park's Cadillac Summit Road. Feeling anxious about getting a reservation? Don't panic!

      How difficult is the hike up Cadillac Mountain? ›

      Moderate Hiking, 2.2 miles one-way

      The trail ends, of course, on the 1,528-foot summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak in the park, and highest point along the eastern seaboard. The trailhead is located on the one-way section of the Park Loop Road, about 3 1/2 miles south of the Hulls Cove Visitor Center.

      Where is the best place in Maine to see the northern lights? ›

      The Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge is one of the best places in Maine to see the Northern Lights, so let's check it out: The Northern Lights — also known as the Aurora Borealis — appear when gas particles in the Earth's atmosphere collide with charged particles that come from the sun's atmosphere.

      Can you see the Milky Way in Acadia? ›

      A Protected Park Resource

      Acadia possesses remarkably dark skies for its proximity to Portland, Boston, and New York. The Milky Way dazzles visitors and reminds us just how large our “home” galaxy truly is.

      What is the best time for fall colors in Maine? ›

      Generally northern Maine is at or near peak conditions the last week of September into the first week of October. Central, and western mountains of Maine are at or near peak Indigenous Peoples' Day week/weekend. Coastal and southern Maine generally reach peak or near peak conditions mid-to-last October.

      Where is the best foliage in Maine right now? ›

      Central and Western Maine (peak foliage: mid-October)

      Fall foliage is especially stunning in Grafton Notch State Park, Rangeley Lake State Park, Mt. Blue State Park in Weld, Lily Bay State Park, Bigelow Preserve, and Sebec Lake. You won't regret visiting Greenville, Moosehead, Jackman, and Rockwood as well.

      What is Acadia National Park known for? ›

      Acadia is famous for its stunning fall foliage, but it is also beautiful in the winter, when it is often blanketed in white. Winter scenic drives and hiking are thus popular options. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are wonderful ways to see the park in winter, and volunteers sometimes even cut trails.

      Are there bears at Acadia National Park? ›

      Unfortunately, the chances of seeing a black bear in Acadia are only slightly higher than seeing a moose. Unlike moose, there is a small permanent population of black bears on the island. Every year, there are scattered reports of black bears on Mount Desert Island.

      What airport do you fly into for Acadia National Park? ›

      By Plane. Direct flights from Boston's Logan Airport land at the Hancock County Airport, 10 miles from Acadia National Park. National airlines serve the Bangor International Airport, about one hour from the park.

      Do you need reservation to hike Cadillac Mountain? ›

      Vehicle reservations are required for Cadillac Summit Road from May 25 through October 22, 2022. Vehicle reservations are not required for any other areas of the park, or for visitors who enter the area by foot, bike, or taxi. Buy online at Recreation.gov.

      Why is Bar Harbor so popular? ›

      It is the largest town on Mount Desert Island, Maine. So, what is Bar Harbor famous for? Above all, it's known for its natural beauty, rich history, celebrity residents, Acadia National Park, College of the Atlantic, Jackson Laboratory … and, of course, delicious Maine lobster.

      Can you get around Bar Harbor Maine without a car? ›

      By Car: You don't necessarily need a car once you're on the island, as the main area of Bar Harbor is walkable and there is a free shuttle that circles through Acadia.

      Is Bar Harbor Maine expensive? ›

      How much money will you need for your trip to Bar Harbor? You should plan to spend around $161 per day on your vacation in Bar Harbor, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $45 on meals for one day and $28 on local transportation.

      How many days do you need to visit Acadia National Park? ›

      We recommend spending two to three days in Acadia National Park. This will give you enough time to drive Park Loop Road, do a few short hikes, bike the carriage roads, watch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain, and snack on popovers at the Jordan Pond House.

      How long do people stay at Acadia National Park? ›

      How many days should I spend in Acadia? An average stay here is three to four days.

      How far is Bar Harbor from entrance to Acadia National Park? ›

      The distance between Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park is 4 miles.

      Where should I stay when going to Acadia National Park? ›

      • Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina. 1533 reviews. ...
      • Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center. 1746 reviews. ...
      • Acadia Hotel Downtown. 565 reviews.
      • Acadia Ocean View Motel. 90 reviews. ...
      • Inn on Mount Desert. 336 reviews. ...
      • Ivy Manor Inn. 307 reviews.
      • Bar Harbor Manor. 642 reviews.
      • The Bluenose Inn. 1223 reviews.

      Can you take a ferry to Acadia National Park? ›

      Bar Harbor Ferry

      Miss Lizzie provides seasonal service between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor, Maine, connecting to the Acadia National Park Island Explorer Shuttle Bus. The ferry operates seven days a week, from Memorial Day weekend to the 2nd weekend in October.

      Can you stay overnight in Acadia National Park? ›

      There is no backcountry camping, "out-of-bounds" camping, or overnight parking allowed anywhere in Acadia. There are many types of accommodations in nearby towns. Firewood brought in from other areas may contain non-native insect species that pose a serious threat to park resources.

      Is 2 days enough for Acadia National Park? ›

      While I could spend weeks in this part of the country, there's plenty to do even if you only have 2 or 3 days in Acadia National Park. Below I've shared some of the best things to do in Acadia National Park if you only have a few days, recommendations on where to stay, where to eat, and what to see.

      How many days do you need to visit Bar Harbor Maine? ›

      When guests are planning their first visit to Mt. Desert Island, they often ask how long they should plan to stay in Bar Harbor. While you can get a taste of what the island has to offer in a day or two, to really experience MDI, we suggest that you plan on spending at least three days.

      Is one day enough for Acadia National Park? ›

      But even if you just have one full day, you can do and see a lot at many parks, including Acadia National Park. You know you have one day and now you will only need to remember one name: Mount Desert Island, where the majority of the national park is preserved.

      Is Acadia National Park worth the trip? ›

      Acadia is the only national park in New England and it boasts many unique features to make it worth a visit. With rugged cliffs of granite along the coast and miles of forested trails, this Maine gem is the perfect place to get outside.

      Is 2 days in Bar Harbor enough? ›

      If you want to see highlights of the park, then yes you can see popular attractions in the park in two days. To really get to know the park and enjoy everything if offers, then you'll need more time. I think 5 days up to even a week would be a perfect amount of time for the park, Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island.

      Do you need reservation for Acadia National Park? ›

      Starting May 26, 2021, through October 19, 2021, The National Park Service is requiring advanced vehicle reservations to access Acadia National Park's Cadillac Summit Road. Feeling anxious about getting a reservation? Don't panic!

      What is the best time to go to Cadillac Mountain? ›

      Be Early or Late:

      Get up early and try to be at the most visited spots or trailheads before 9:00 AM. Usually, the crowds start to arrive around 10:00 AM. Incredibly popular spots like the summit of Cadillac Mountain can be crowded earlier. Be there at 8:00 A.M., and you'll dodge the heavy crowds at the top.

      Can you get around Bar Harbor Maine without a car? ›

      By Car: You don't necessarily need a car once you're on the island, as the main area of Bar Harbor is walkable and there is a free shuttle that circles through Acadia.

      What is the best time to visit Bar Harbor Maine? ›

      The best time to visit Bar Harbor is from June to August. Because of the state's geographic location in the northernmost point in the U.S., Maine enjoys cool weather year-round. As such, the best time to explore the greater Bar Harbor area is when it will be the warmest and sunniest.

      Why is Bar Harbor so popular? ›

      It is the largest town on Mount Desert Island, Maine. So, what is Bar Harbor famous for? Above all, it's known for its natural beauty, rich history, celebrity residents, Acadia National Park, College of the Atlantic, Jackson Laboratory … and, of course, delicious Maine lobster.

      How long does it take to drive the loop in Acadia National Park? ›

      To drive through Acadia National Park on the 27 mile Park Loop Road, we recommend allowing yourself a minimum of about 3 hours. Depending on how much you want to stop and look around, that time may vary.

      Where should I start Acadia National Park? ›

      Park Loop Road

      Just start your trek at the Hulls Cove Visitors Center, then snake your way around the east side of Mount Desert Island.

      How do you avoid crowds in Acadia National Park? ›

      Watch sunrise along Ocean Drive or take a sunset boat ride. Do your favorite things at new times of the day. Visit Acadia early morning or late afternoon to find less-crowded experiences. Visit in winter, spring, or late fall, to experience Acadia at its most peaceful.

      Why is Acadia famous? ›

      Acadia is famous for its stunning fall foliage, but it is also beautiful in the winter, when it is often blanketed in white. Winter scenic drives and hiking are thus popular options. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are wonderful ways to see the park in winter, and volunteers sometimes even cut trails.

      Are there bears at Acadia National Park? ›

      Unfortunately, the chances of seeing a black bear in Acadia are only slightly higher than seeing a moose. Unlike moose, there is a small permanent population of black bears on the island. Every year, there are scattered reports of black bears on Mount Desert Island.

      What is special about Acadia National Park? ›

      The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park offers hiking, biking, camping, breathtaking views of jagged coastlines, and pristine lakes.

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