10 days in Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine Itinerary

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Burlington — 2 nights

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burlington: Green Mountain Distillers (in Morrisville) and Stowe Recreation Path (in Stowe). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, walk around Waterfront Park, contemplate the long history of Shelburne Farms, and get a taste of the local shopping with Church Street Marketplace.

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Washington DC to Burlington is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Burlington hover around 54°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 2 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, find something for the whole family at Santa's Village, and then admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through White Mountain National Forest and then explore and take pictures at Kancamagus Highway.

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Getting from Burlington to Lincoln by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ogunquit.
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Ogunquit — 2 nights

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 17th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Nubble Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape 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 next day: 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 kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach.

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You can drive from Lincoln to Ogunquit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Ogunquit sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 3 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore Bar Harbor's surroundings by going to Winter Harbor (Winter Harbor 5&10, Schoodic Point, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

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Traveling by car from Ogunquit to Bar Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Ogunquit, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bar Harbor, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Vermont travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
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

Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
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.