11 days in New Hampshire, Maine & Vermont Itinerary

11 days in New Hampshire, Maine & Vermont Itinerary

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11 days in New Hampshire, Maine & Vermont Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ogunquit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Norwich
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Swanton
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. On the 21st (Thu), explore the world behind art at Currier Museum of Art and then delve into the lush surroundings at Massabesic Audubon Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Massabesic and then identify plant and animal life at Beaver Brook Association.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manchester journey planner .

New York City to Manchester is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Manchester reach 43°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Massabesic Audubon Center, Beaver Brook Association
Highlights from your plan
Beaver Brook Association ©
Beaver Brook Association
Currier Museum of Art
Currier Museum of Art
Lake Massabesic ©
Lake Massabesic

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Head Light. Visit Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and Strawbery Banke Museum for their historical value. Explore Ogunquit's surroundings by going to Portland Museum of Art (in Portland) and Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center (in Scarborough). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ogunquit online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Manchester to Ogunquit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Manchester in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ogunquit, with lows of 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland Museum of Art, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Nubble Lighthouse, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

2
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look and learn at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Cranmore Mountain Resort.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our North Conway sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Ogunquit to North Conway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ogunquit in March, expect North Conway to be a bit warmer, temps between 52°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Norwich.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Cranmore Mountain Resort ©
Cranmore Mountain Resort

1
night
Norwich

Norwich ©
Norwich is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): engage your brain at Montshire Museum of Science, then relax in the rural setting at Sugarbush Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Eshqua Bog Natural Area, and finally take in breathtaking views at Quechee Gorge.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Norwich online road trip planner .

Drive from North Conway to Norwich in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from North Conway in March; daily highs in Norwich reach 40°F and lows reach 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Swanton.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Quechee Gorge, Eshqua Bog Natural Area, Sugarbush Farm
Highlights from your plan
Montshire Museum of Science ©
Montshire Museum of Science
Quechee Gorge ©
Quechee Gorge
Eshqua Bog Natural Area ©
Eshqua Bog Natural Area

1
night
Swanton

Swanton
On the 29th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Alburg Dunes State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Swanton travel website .

Traveling by car from Norwich to Swanton takes 2 hours. March in Swanton sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Swanton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Alburg Dunes State Park
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, stop by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, then see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Saviour's Church :.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bar Harbor online travel planner .

You can drive from Swanton to Bar Harbor in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in March, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cadillac Mountain, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

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