23 days in Maine & Vermont Itinerary

23 days in Maine & Vermont Itinerary

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Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Boothbay Harbor
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Boothbay Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Greenville
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Greenville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stowe
— 5 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Bus to Boston, Fly to Abu Dhabi

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Boothbay Harbor

— 4 nights
Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and Farnsworth Art Museum. Get in touch with nature at Camden Hills State Park and Morning In Maine Boat Tour. Explore Boothbay Harbor's surroundings by going to Rockland Breakwater Light (in Rockland), Owl and Turtle Bookshop (in Camden) and Reid State Park (in Georgetown). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Maine Maritime Museum, enjoy the sea views from Burnt Island Lighthouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Wilson Memorial Chapel.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boothbay Harbor visit planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Boothbay Harbor is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Boothbay Harbor due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in July; daily highs in Boothbay Harbor reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boothbay Harbor

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 6 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sand Beach and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Ocean Path and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get out of town with these interesting Bar Harbor side-trips: Schoodic Point (in Winter Harbor) and Wonderland Trail (in Southwest Harbor). The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads, tee off at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, and hike along Gorham Mountain Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bar Harbor, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Boothbay Harbor to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Greenville

— 2 nights
Greenville is a town in Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the activities along Moosehead Lake, and then admire the majestic nature at Lily Bay State Park. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Katahdin Cruises and Moosehead Marine Museum, look for gifts at Moosehead Lake Indian Store at Kamp Kamp, and then take an exotic tour of Moose Country Safaris.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Greenville trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bar Harbor to Greenville. In July, daytime highs in Greenville are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Stowe.

Things to do in Greenville

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Stowe

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Quechee Gorge and North Beach Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Mansfield State Forest and Moss Glen Falls. Explore Stowe's surroundings by going to Vermont Institute of Natural Science (in Quechee), Eshqua Bog Natural Area (in Hartland) and Waterfront Park (in Burlington). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Smugglers Notch State Park, contemplate the long history of Shelburne Farms, fly down the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort, and ski along the peaceful trails at Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stowe trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Greenville to Stowe in 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portland

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Wells Beach and Eastern Promenade Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Ann's Episcopal Church and Marginal Way Walkway. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: York Beach (Long Sands Beach & Short Sands Beach), Ocean Ave (in Kennebunkport) and Maine Wildlife Park (in Gray). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Footbridge Beach, get in on the family fun at Funtown Splashtown USA, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portland tour planner.

You can drive from Stowe to Portland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.