14 days in Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire Itinerary

14 days in Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Schoodic Point and St. Saviour's Church :. Take a break from the city and head to Bubble Rock and Carriage Roads. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula, trek along Bar Island Trails, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bar Harbor day trip planner.

Moline to Bar Harbor is an approximately 21.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Moline to Bar Harbor, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moline in April; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 49°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Stowe.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Stowe

— 3 nights

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Tea at the Governor's House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Hope Cemetery, look for gifts at Cabot Farmers' Store, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stowe travel planner.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Stowe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Stowe, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Stowe

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse and then stroll through Short Sands Beach. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by When Pigs Fly Company Store and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Sands Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Stowe to Portsmouth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogunquit

— 3 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 5th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, then admire all the interesting features of Ocean Ave, and then identify plant and animal life at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Footbridge Beach, admire the masterpieces at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ogunquit online visit planner.

Ogunquit is just a stone's throw from Portsmouth. In May, daytime highs in Ogunquit are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Portland.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland

— 2 nights

The Forest City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Casco Bay Islands and Cabbage Island. Get some cultural insight at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Maine Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, make a trip to Portland Observatory, and do a tasting at Maine Mead Works.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Portland takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.

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
Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · 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.