8 days in Maine, Boston & Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Maine, Boston & Vermont Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Ogunquit
— 1 night
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Burlington
— 1 night
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Point, and then hike along Gorham Mountain Trail.

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Omaha to Bar Harbor is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Omaha in July, with highs in Bar Harbor at 75°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ogunquit tour planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Ogunquit in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Bar Harbor in July, you will find days in Ogunquit are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

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Boston

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Step out of Boston to go to Gloucester and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and take a stroll through North End.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Boston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Boston when traveling from Ogunquit in July, with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Burlington.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Burlington

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace, and then trek along Burlington Bike Path.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Burlington journey planner.

Getting from Boston to Burlington by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Burlington are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Maine travel guide

4.5
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.