10 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

10 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

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Burlington
— 2 nights
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
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Burlington

— 2 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burlington: Green Mountain Distillers (in Morrisville) and Stowe Recreation Path (in Stowe). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace, stroll through Burlington Bike Path, enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at 1st Republic Brewing Co.

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Washington DC to Burlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Burlington hover around 62°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 2 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Flume Gorge, then find something for the whole family at Santa's Village, and then admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through White Mountain National Forest and then admire all the interesting features of Kancamagus Highway.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Lincoln trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Burlington to Lincoln in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Burlington in October since evenings lows in Lincoln dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 2 nights
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
On the 7th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park, take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Tributary Brewing, and finally kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ogunquit trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Ogunquit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Ogunquit are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 3 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Winter Harbor (Winter Harbor 5&10, Schoodic Point, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, stroll through Shore Path, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :, and admire the natural beauty at Asticou Terraces / Thuya Garden.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip planner.

Getting from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
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

4.6
Waterfalls · Theme Parks · Ski Areas
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

4.6
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.