11 days in Boston, Maine & Vermont Itinerary

11 days in Boston, Maine & Vermont Itinerary

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11 days in Boston, Maine & Vermont Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h
1
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Burlington
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis


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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Printing Office of Edes and Gill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old North Church & Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, and finally admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Boston tour website .

Minneapolis to Boston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Boston are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Camden.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Adams National Historical Park
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Farnsworth Art Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and then admire the majestic nature at Camden Hills State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Camden planning tool .

You can fly from Boston to Camden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In August, Camden is a bit cooler than Boston - with highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Farnsworth Art Museum
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Camden Hills State Park ©
Camden Hills State Park
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Acadia National Park and Ocean Path. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, cruise along Park Loop Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Land Bridge to Bar Island
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

2
nights
Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at USS Albacore Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Strawbery Banke Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ogunquit using our trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August in Ogunquit, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Burlington.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Hampton Beach State Park, Nubble Lighthouse
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

2
nights
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, then contemplate the long history of Shelburne Farms, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Magic Hat Brewing Company, and finally stroll around Waterfront Park. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burlington Bike Path, browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace, and then look for gifts at Lake Champlain Chocolates.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Burlington trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ogunquit to Burlington in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Burlington, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Shelburne, Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Waterfront Park ©
Waterfront Park

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