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New York City to Bar Harbor via Belfast (Maine)

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

New York City to Bar Harbor road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from New York City to Bar Harbor. If you're planning a road trip to Bar Harbor, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in New York City
drive for about 1 hour

11:10 am  Norwalk (Connecticut)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:10 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:19 pm  Hartford
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:19 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

3:13 pm  Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:13 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:28 pm  Boston
eat at Mike's Pastry
stay overnight at The Westin Copley Place
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from The Westin Copley Place
drive for about 1 hour

11:04 am  Portsmouth (New Hampshire)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:04 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:37 pm  Belfast (Maine)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:37 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:59 pm  arrive in Bar Harbor

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Norwalk (Connecticut)

Hartford  (14 answers)
    The Mark Twain House & Museum  (4 mentions)
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    questions about Hartford:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Hartford?

Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts)  (4 mentions)

Boston  (226 answers)
    Faneuil Hall  (30 mentions)
    Freedom Trail  (29 mentions)
    Fenway Park  (26 mentions)
    Harvard Square  (18 mentions)
    Harvard University  (17 mentions)
    restaurants around Boston:
        Mike's Pastry
        Legal Sea Foods
        Island Creek Oyster Bar
        Neptune Oyster
        Alden & Harlow
    hotels around Boston:
        The Westin Copley Place
        The Eliot Hotel
        Hotel Commonwealth
        Courtyard Boston Brookline
        The Charles Hotel
    questions about Boston:
        Best way to get to downtown Boston from Logan Airport
        Is the Boston Freedom Trail worth a visit?
        Worried about Boston cold weather. What should I wear?
        Where are the best shopping deals in Boston?
        What are the can't miss things to do in Boston?

Portsmouth (New Hampshire)  (19 answers)

Belfast (Maine)  (5 answers)


What are some things to do in Bar Harbor?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Acadia National Park  (17 mentions)
Mt Desert Island  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Bar Harbor. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Bar Harbor?  (2 answers)

profile  Kate from Rhinebeck, New York asked:
Recommendations for Bar Harbor/ Acadia in the Fall?  (2 answers)

profile  Leslie from Lithopolis, Ohio asked:
Must-see or must-do  (2 answers)

profile  Cheryl from Saint Joseph (Missouri) asked:
What is a good place to stay for a couple of nights for sightseeing?  (1 answer)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Bar Harbor to New York City drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from New York City to Bar Harbor. Or get a full New York City to Bar Harbor flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know New York City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New York City!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 476 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 19 minutes
622 New York City travel answers
14 Hartford travel answers
226 Boston travel answers
19 Portsmouth (New Hampshire) travel answers
5 Belfast (Maine) travel answers
44 Bar Harbor travel answers





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