13 days in Maine & Vermont Itinerary

13 days in Maine & Vermont Itinerary

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13 days in Maine & Vermont Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Wiscasset
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Burlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Weston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Ogunquit
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Zurich


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1
night
Wiscasset

Wiscasset ©
Wiscasset is a town in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Maine, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Wilson Memorial Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Farnsworth Art Museum, then look for gifts at L.L. Bean Factory Store, and finally steep yourself in history at Nickels-Sortwell House.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wiscasset day trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Wiscasset is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Wiscasset due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Wiscasset can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Wiscasset

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Boothbay, L.L. Bean Factory Store, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Farnsworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse ©
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Farnsworth Art Museum ©
Farnsworth Art Museum

2
nights
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): deepen your understanding at Shelburne Farms, hike along Burlington Bike Path, then hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace, and finally stop by Lake Champlain Chocolates. On your second day here, walk around Waterfront Park, steep yourself in history at Ethan Allen Homestead, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Magic Hat Brewing Company, then see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to World's Tallest Filing Cabinet.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Burlington vacation site .

You can drive from Wiscasset to Burlington in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Weston.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Trails Shopping

Side Trips

Shelburne, Magic Hat Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Church Street Marketplace ©
Church Street Marketplace
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Shelburne Farms ©
Shelburne Farms

1
night
Weston

Weston ©
Weston is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 25th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Gallery North Star, get a taste of the local shopping with Jud Hartmann Gallery, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Stone House Antique Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Weston Priory, and finally stop by Vermont Country Store.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Weston road trip site .

You can drive from Burlington to Weston in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Burlington in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Weston. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Weston

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grafton, Stone House Antique Center
Highlights from your plan
Vermont Country Store ©
Vermont Country Store
Stone House Antique Center ©
Stone House Antique Center
Weston Priory ©
Weston Priory

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marginal Way Walkway and Perkins Cove. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Portland Head Light and Kittery Trading Post. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ogunquit: Old Orchard Beach (in Old Orchard Beach) and Portland (Portland Museum of Art & Allagash Brewery). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, and kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ogunquit online trip maker .

You can drive from Weston to Ogunquit in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Portland, Nubble Lighthouse, Portland Head Light, St. Ann's Episcopal Church, Kittery Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse
Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Mount Desert Island and The Seal Cove Auto Museum will appeal to history buffs. Head to Cadillac Mountain and Christmas Spirit Shopfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, hike along Ocean Path, and take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor travel route site .

You can drive from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October in Bar Harbor, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Christmas Spirit Shop ©
Christmas Spirit Shop

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