9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Clayton
— 1 day
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Stowe
— 2 nights
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Lincoln
— 1 night
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North Conway
— 1 night
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Clayton — 1 day

On the 8th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Antique Boat Museum, then learn about winemaking at Thousand Islands Winery, and then step off the mainland to explore Heart Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Clayton attractions app.

Toronto, Canada to Clayton is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect little chillier evenings in Clayton when traveling from Toronto in October, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Stowe.
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Stowe — 2 nights

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Magic Hat Brewing Company, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Moss Glen Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center, then take a memorable drive along Toll Rd, and then get to know the fascinating history of Smugglers Notch State Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Stowe road trip planner.

You can drive from Clayton to Stowe in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Stowe can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 1 night

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cannon Mountain, take a peaceful walk through Franconia Notch, and then admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln travel route builder.

You can drive from Stowe to Lincoln in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to North Conway.
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North Conway — 1 night

North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): cruise along Kancamagus Highway, then sample the tasty concoctions at Tuckerman Brewing Company, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jackson Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the North Conway trip planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lincoln in October since evenings lows in North Conway dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Short Sands Beach, kick back and relax at Long Sands Beach, and then kick back and relax at Footbridge Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, cruise along Ocean Ave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ogunquit online trip maker.

Getting from North Conway to Ogunquit by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from North Conway in October, Ogunquit is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): trek along Heart of Acadia Loop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carriage Roads, then hike along Bubble Rock, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail and then hike along Gorham Mountain Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bar Harbor sightseeing planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Vermont travel guide

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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.
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New Hampshire travel guide

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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.
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Maine travel guide

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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.
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