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Newport to Bar Harbor via Cape Cod

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Newport to Bar Harbor road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Newport 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

11:00 am  start in Newport
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:22 pm  Cape Cod
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:22 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:14 pm  Portland (Maine)
stay overnight at Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
drive for about 1 hour

11:07 am  Boothbay Harbor (Maine)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:07 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:35 pm  Waterville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

3:30 pm  Bangor
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:30 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:45 pm  arrive in Bar Harbor

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Cape Cod  (23 answers)
    Hyannis Port  (2 mentions)
    questions about Cape Cod:
        Week on Cape Cod with Toddlers in July - Good outdoor activities?
        Where to stay in Cape Cod?
        Favorite Restaurants Near Osterville
        Any suggestions for the best area to stay in Cape Cod in May.

Portland (Maine)  (59 answers)
    Portland Head Light  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Portland (Maine):
        Standard Baking Co
        Bao Bao Dumpling House
        Fore Street
        Eventide Oyster Co.
    hotels around Portland (Maine):
        Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
    questions about Portland (Maine):
        Good restaurants in Portland
        Best places to eat in Portland, ME
        Things to do and good restaurants in Portland, ME
        Best Breakfast spots in Portland, Maine?

Boothbay Harbor (Maine)  (6 answers)


Bangor  (7 answers)
    questions about Bangor:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Bangor (Maine)?

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 Newport 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 Newport to Bar Harbor. Or get a full Newport 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 Newport well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Newport!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 431 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 17 minutes
32 Newport travel answers
23 Cape Cod travel answers
59 Portland (Maine) travel answers
6 Boothbay Harbor (Maine) travel answers
1 Waterville travel answer
7 Bangor travel answers
44 Bar Harbor travel answers


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