15 days in Maine, Vermont & Niagara Falls Itinerary

15 days in Maine, Vermont & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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15 days in Maine, Vermont & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Camden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Boothbay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Stowe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Saint Johnsbury
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Dallas


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2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, and look for gifts at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip planner .

Dallas to Bar Harbor is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get colder in Bar Harbor: highs are around 59°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

1
night
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 16th (Tue), do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ducktrap River Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, and finally don't miss a visit to Curtis Island Light.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Camden trip planner .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Camden are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boothbay.

Things to do in Camden

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Lincolnville
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Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Cellardoor Winery ©
Cellardoor Winery
Curtis Island Light ©
Curtis Island Light

1
night
Boothbay

Boothbay ©
Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and then head off the coast to Cabbage Island.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boothbay day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Camden to Boothbay takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Boothbay are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Boothbay

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cabbage Island
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ©
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Perkins Cove, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, and then kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, stop by Scalawags Pet Boutique, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wells Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ogunquit tour website .

You can drive from Boothbay to Ogunquit in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ogunquit can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kennebunkport, Nubble Lighthouse, Wells Beach
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach

2
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Stowe

Stowe ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stop by Shaw's General Store, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest, then experience rural life at Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm, and finally hike along Stowe Recreation Path. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, choose your vessel at Whistling Man Schooner Company, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stowe road trip site .

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Stowe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Johnsbury.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Burlington, Shelburne Museum
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Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Mount Mansfield State Forest ©
Mount Mansfield State Forest

1
night
Saint Johnsbury

Saint Johnsbury ©
St. On the 22nd (Mon), stroll through Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dog Mountain, and then savor the flavors at Mike's Tiki Bar.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Johnsbury trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Stowe to Saint Johnsbury in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Saint Johnsbury are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Saint Johnsbury

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mike's Tiki Bar
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Mike's Tiki Bar ©
Mike's Tiki Bar

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Niagara Falls: Our Lady of Victory Basilica (in Lackawanna) and Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex (in Buffalo). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, go for a walk through Goat Island, make a trip to Old Falls Street, and enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls road trip planning website .

You can drive from Saint Johnsbury to Niagara Falls in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Saint Johnsbury in October, Niagara Falls is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Goat Island ©
Goat Island

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