9 days in Vermont, Bar Harbor & Mystic Itinerary

9 days in Vermont, Bar Harbor & Mystic Itinerary

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Burlington
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor
— 4 nights
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Mystic
— 2 nights
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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Burlington Bike Path and Waterfront Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burlington: Stowe (Mount Mansfield State Forest, Stowe Recreation Path, &more). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace, grab your bike and head to Shelburne Bay Park, engage your brain at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, and see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Burlington travel route builder site.

Hartford to Burlington is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Burlington, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bring the kids along to Cadillac Mountain and Shore Path. When in Bar Harbor, make a side trip to see Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor, approximately Winter Harbor away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail, take an in-depth tour of Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens, and make a trip to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor online trip builder.

Fly from Burlington to Bar Harbor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Burlington in August, expect nights in Bar Harbor to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mystic.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mystic

— 2 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stop by Simple Pleasures, kick back and relax at Misquamicut State Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Watch Hill Merry Go Round & Beach. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Mystic Seaport Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium, then make a trip to Mystic & Shoreline Visitor Information Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mystic route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bar Harbor to Mystic takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bar Harbor in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Mystic. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Mystic

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Vermont travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
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.