6 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

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North Conway
— 1 night
— 1 night
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night


Burlington — 1 day

On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum and then hike along Burlington Bike Path.

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Stamford to Burlington is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Stamford in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Burlington, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to North Conway.
Trails · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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North Conway — 1 night

On the 22nd (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway.

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Drive from Burlington to North Conway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. October in North Conway sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ogunquit.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Ogunquit — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway.

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You can drive from North Conway to Ogunquit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from North Conway in October, Ogunquit is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Acadia National Park.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

First Eastern National Park

Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Thunder Hole, then get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead.

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Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Acadia National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Acadia National Park can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 1 night

On the 26th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

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Bar Harbor is just a short distance from Acadia National Park. October in Bar Harbor sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive 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.