Boston to Bar Harbor, Maine: Explore the Beauty of A Maine Coastal Road Trip

Maine is one of the most beautiful places in America, and coastal Maine has long been one of the most popular summer vacation spots on the east coast.

The shortest distance from Boston to Bar Harbor is 285 miles.


We recommend taking at least 3-5 days to drive to Bar Harbor and then another 2-3 days at your final destination in order to take full advantage of this road trip to Maine.


Aim for any time between May and September.

Best Time Of Year To Drive 

Take a ferry boat tour of Portsmouth Harbor and the Piscataqua River, where you can take in the sights of Pepperrell Cove, Kittery Point, and Whaleback Light.



This quarter-mile stretch of sand is surrounded by cliffs, is near a playground in Ellis Park, and also houses Fun-O-Rama, an arcade right there on the sand!


You can easily take at least a day to explore all that Ogunquit has to offer, including beaches, museums, performing arts, and more.


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