15 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

15 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

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15 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  20​h 15​min
1
Stowe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Franconia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Camden
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Smugglers Notch State Park and Shelburne Farms. Get outdoors at Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center and Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stowe: Hope Cemetery (in Barre), Vermont State House (in Montpelier) and World's Tallest Filing Cabinet (in Burlington). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Cabot Farmers' Store.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Stowe day trip planning website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Stowe is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Stowe. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Stowe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Franconia.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montpelier, Cabot Farmers' Store, World's Tallest Filing Cabinet, Shelburne Farms, Hope Cemetery
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Smugglers Notch State Park ©
Smugglers Notch State Park
Shelburne Farms ©
Shelburne Farms
Hope Cemetery ©
Hope Cemetery

1
night
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. On the 8th (Sat), stop by Chutters and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cannon Mountain. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Franconia travel route app .

You can drive from Stowe to Franconia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Franconia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Portland.

Things to do in Franconia

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Chutters
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Cannon Mountain ©
Cannon Mountain
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park
Chutters ©
Chutters

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.
Get in touch with nature at Maine Wildlife Park and Ocean Ave. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eastern Promenade and Len Libby Chocolates. Step out of Portland to go to Kennebunkport and see St. Ann's Episcopal Church, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Casco Bay Islands.

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You can drive from Franconia to Portland in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portland when traveling from Franconia in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Camden.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kennebunkport, Maine Wildlife Park, Len Libby Chocolates
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St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Maine Wildlife Park ©
Maine Wildlife Park
Eastern Promenade ©
Eastern Promenade

3
nights
Camden

Camden ©
Camden is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. On the 13th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Maine Lighthouse Museum, do a tasting at Cellardoor Winery, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Knox State Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Owls Head Transportation Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Owls Head Lighthouse, and then wander the streets of High Street Historic District.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Camden trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Portland to Camden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Camden, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Camden

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Owls Head, Maine Lighthouse Museum, Cellardoor Winery, Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory
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Maine Lighthouse Museum ©
Maine Lighthouse Museum
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse
Owls Head Transportation Museum ©
Owls Head Transportation Museum

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Bar Island Trails and Frenchman Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Otter Cliff and Beehive Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bar Harbor: Bass Harbor (Ship Harbor Nature Trail & Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Saviour's Episcopal Church.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Camden to Bar Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bass Harbor, Acadia National Park
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St. Saviour's Church : ©
St. Saviour's Church :
Ship Harbor Nature Trail ©
Ship Harbor Nature Trail

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