8 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

8 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

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8 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Drive:  2​h
1
Burlington
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Ogunquit
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Montreal

1
day
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum and then hike along Burlington Bike Path.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Burlington online trip planner .

Montreal, Canada to Burlington is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July in Burlington, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Burlington

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Shelburne Museum
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Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Strawbery Banke Museum, see the interesting displays at USS Albacore Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Portsmouth journey planning website .

Getting from Burlington to Portsmouth by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hampton Beach State Park, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
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Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum

2
nights
Ogunquit

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.
On the 29th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, then get outside with Fisherman's Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Sands Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach, and then kick back and relax at Wells Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ogunquit trip maker website .

Ogunquit is just a stone's throw from Portsmouth. Traveling from Portsmouth in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Ogunquit. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

York, Wells Beach
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Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take advantage of the amenities at Old Orchard Beach, examine the collection at Portland Head Light, and then admire the masterpieces at Portland Museum of Art.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland vacation planner.

You can drive from Ogunquit to Portland in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Old Orchard Beach, Portland Head Light
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Portland Head Light ©
Portland Head Light
Old Orchard Beach ©
Old Orchard Beach
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Get outdoors at Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain and identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor day trip app .

You can drive from Portland to Bar Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Bar Harbor can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cadillac Mountain
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park

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