12 days in Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

12 days in Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
2
Portland
— 3 nights
3
Ogunquit
— 1 night
4
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
5
Burlington
— 2 nights

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Maine State Sea Kayak and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. We've included these beaches for you: Sand Beach and Echo Lake Beach. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road, hike along Precipice Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip builder app.

New York City to Bar Harbor is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get little chillier in Bar Harbor: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, Maine State Sea Kayak
Highlights from your plan
Maine State Sea Kayak ©
Maine State Sea Kayak
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Portland Head Light and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Popham Beach State Park and Pine Point Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Reid State Park (in Georgetown), Boothbay Region Land Trust (in Boothbay Harbor) and Doubling Point Lighthouse (in Arrowsic). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Old Orchard Beach, identify plant and animal life at Spring Point Shoreway, and contemplate the long history of The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portland vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Portland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Portland sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Reid State Park, Boothbay Region Land Trust, The Wilson Memorial Chapel, Old Orchard Beach, Portland Head Light
Highlights from your plan
Popham Beach State Park ©
Popham Beach State Park
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, thenkick back and relax at Wells Beach, and finally get outside with Fisherman's Walk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ogunquit trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Portland to Ogunquit in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ogunquit when traveling from Portland in August, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wells Beach, Fisherman's Walk
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Point of Graves, admire the majestic nature at North Hampton State Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Hampton Beach State Park, and finally kick back and relax at North Beach. On the next day, stroll through Jenness State Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Wallis Sands State Beach, thencontemplate the long history of Wentworth-Gardner House, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth route planning tool.

Portsmouth is very close to Ogunquit. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ogunquit in August since evenings lows in Portsmouth dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hampton, Rye, North Hampton State Beach, Jenness State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
North Hampton State Beach ©
North Hampton State Beach

2
nights
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 25th (Tue), kick your exploration up a notch at ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, hike along Stowe Recreation Path, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Shelburne Bay Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): trek along Burlington Bike Path, thenkick back and relax at North Beach Park, thenkick back and relax at D.A.R. State Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at 1st Republic Brewing Company.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Burlington attractions site.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Burlington takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Stowe, 1st Republic Brewing Company, Shelburne Bay Park, D.A.R. State Park
Highlights from your plan
ArborTrek Canopy Adventures ©
ArborTrek Canopy Adventures
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path

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