10 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

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Burlington — 2 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burlington: Stowe Recreation Path (in Stowe) and Green Mountain Distillers (in Morrisville).

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Burlington road trip website.

Washington DC to Burlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Burlington to be little chillier, temps between 54°F and 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lincoln.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches
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Lincoln — 2 nights

On the 15th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, find something for the whole family at Santa's Village, and then admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through White Mountain National Forest and then explore and take pictures at Kancamagus Highway.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lincoln trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Burlington to Lincoln by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Ogunquit — 2 nights

On the 17th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park, then contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tributary Brewing, and finally kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ogunquit trip planning app.

You can drive from Lincoln to Ogunquit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Ogunquit sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.
Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 3 nights

Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Winter Harbor (Winter Harbor 5&10, Schoodic Point, &more).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor travel route planner.

Drive from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in April, you will find days in Bar Harbor are little chillier (49°F), and nights are about the same (33°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
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Vermont travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.

New Hampshire travel guide

Geologic Formations · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Maine travel guide

Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.