13 days in Maine, Boston & Vermont Itinerary

13 days in Maine, Boston & Vermont Itinerary

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13 days in Maine, Boston & Vermont Itinerary

Detroit
bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Swanton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Phippsburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Detroit

2
days
York

York ©
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. On the 13th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Long Sands Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Wells Beach, look for gifts at Spoiled Rotten, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the York holiday planner .

Detroit to York is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in York

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogunquit, Wells
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Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach

2
days
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Hunters Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Saviour's Church :.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park online journey maker .

Getting from York to Acadia National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car. When traveling from York in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Acadia National Park, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bar Harbor
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Little Hunters Beach ©
Little Hunters Beach
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :

4
days
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get some historical perspective at Cliff Walk and Freedom Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at North End and Museum of Fine Arts. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum & Race Point Beach) and The Breakers (in Newport). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Fenway Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, explore the galleries of New England Holocaust Memorial, and take a stroll through Newbury Street.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boston trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Acadia National Park to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Acadia National Park in April, expect Boston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 58°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Swanton.

Things to do in Boston

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newport, Provincetown
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The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

1
day
Swanton

Swanton ©
Swanton is a town in Franklin County, Vermont. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Swanton online attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from Boston to Swanton with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Boston in April since evenings lows in Swanton dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Phippsburg.

Things to do in Swanton

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge ©

2
days
Phippsburg

Phippsburg ©
Phippsburg is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States, on the west side of the mouth of the Kennebec River. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Mackworth Island and then immerse yourself in nature at Popham Beach State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then visit a coastal fixture at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Phippsburg road trip website .

You can drive from Swanton to Phippsburg in 5.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Phippsburg

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Mackworth Island, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
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Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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