8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
— 1 night
— 1 night
North Conway
— 2 nights
Bar Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive to Rockland, Fly to Denver


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 (Thu): walk around Waterfront Park and then get a taste of the local shopping with Church Street Marketplace.

Plan my day in Burlington using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Denver to Burlington is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Burlington, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stowe.
Shopping · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): learn insider's secrets on Smugglers' Notch Distillery Tasting Room, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest, and then trek along Stowe Recreation Path.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stowe trip maker site.

You can drive from Burlington to Stowe in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Burlington in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Stowe, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lincoln.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trip

Lincoln — 1 night

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park and then admire the sheer force of Flume Gorge.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lincoln trip tool.

You can drive from Stowe to Lincoln in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to North Conway.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

North Conway — 2 nights

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
On the 16th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center and then cruise along Kancamagus Highway. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Diana's Baths and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Ledge.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our North Conway road trip planning website.

Drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Lincoln in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in North Conway, with lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

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, explore the activities along Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Shore Path.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor route planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Bar Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Bar Harbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trip

United States travel guide

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

Waterfalls · Scenic Drive · 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.