10 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

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Burlington — 2 nights

Bring the kids along to Burlington Bike Path and North Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Green Mountain Distillers (in Morrisville) and Stowe Recreation Path (in Stowe).

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Washington DC to Burlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, Burlington is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, get in on the family fun at Santa's Village, and then immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway.

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You can drive from Burlington to Lincoln in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Burlington in July since evenings lows in Lincoln dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.
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Ogunquit — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Nubble Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove, and then get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park, then contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tributary Brewing, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ogunquit Beach.

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You can drive from Lincoln to Ogunquit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Ogunquit are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 3 nights

Family-friendly places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Schoodic Point will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bar Harbor: Winter Harbor (Winter Harbor 5&10 & whopaints).

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Drive from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Ogunquit in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Bar Harbor, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Vermont travel guide

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.

New Hampshire travel guide

Geologic Formations · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Maine travel guide

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.