I was thinking about doing a road trip early September, been reading some advice and I come up with a tentative schedule, any suggestions?
Day 1 - From NYC drive upstate, pass Albany (is it worth visiting for a couple hours?). Keep going north and spend rest of the day in the Lake Champlain - Burlington, VT area. (4-5 hours drive)
Day 2 - From Burlington to Montreal (1h30m drive). Is it Route 2 across lake Champlain worth the 30 minutes detour? Visit Montreal
Day 3 - Visit Montreal and take the car in the afternoon, drive to Quebec (2h30m). Night in Quebec
Day 4 - Visit Quebec
Day 5 - Visit the waterfalls near Quebec and heads towards Acadia NP (6h drive). Anything fun in between? Spend the afternoon in Bar Harbor or Acadia NP. Most probably book a camping site in Acadia NP
Day 6 - Visit Acadia NP
Day 7 - Drive Maine coast (Route 1) from Acadia to Portland, ME. (Belfast, Camdem... 3h30 to 4h drive). Sleep between Portland, ME and White Mountains.
Day 8 - Explore White Mountains, NH
Day 9 - White Mountains to Vermont, explore Route 100 across Green Mountains?
Day 10 - Back to NYC.
I know it's a busy road trip. We are used to these kind of trips.
Some possible modifications:
1. Skip Burlington-Lake champlain and take the drive from NYC to Montreal. One extra afternoon in the city.
2. Throw one extra day in the NH - VT area. I think that White mountains deserve a minimum of one full day. When leaving White mountains, we would have 3 days to spend in NH, VT and way back to NY... This is the area where I have more doubts about.
Any help will be appreciated, thanks!