8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Burlington
— 1 day
Drive
2
Stowe
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive to Rockland, Fly to Denver

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Burlington — 1 day

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Burlington trip planner.

Denver to Burlington is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Denver to Burlington, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in May, Burlington is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stowe.
Shopping · Museums
Side Trip

Stowe — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): gain some tasty knowledge on Smugglers' Notch Distillery Tasting Room, then admire the sheer force of Moss Glen Falls, and then hike along Stowe Recreation Path.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Stowe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Burlington to Stowe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Burlington in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Stowe, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lincoln.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Lincoln — 3 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lincoln: Bretton Woods Canopy Tour (in Bretton Woods), Santa's Village (in Jefferson) and Kancamagus Highway (in North Conway). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Flume Gorge, explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West Rattlesnake Mountain.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lincoln online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Stowe to Lincoln takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Bar Harbor — 3 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for parks, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Turrets Seaside Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shore Path, and take a memorable drive along Park Loop Road.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bar Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to Bar Harbor in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in May, you will find days in Bar Harbor are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

White Mountains travel guide

4.7
Scenic Drive · Waterfalls · Theme Parks
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.