10 days in Vermont Itinerary

10 days in Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vermont trip planner
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Drive to Bradley International Airport, Fly to Rio de Janeiro


Stowe — 2 nights

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 3rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Hope Cemetery, then view the masterpieces at Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio, then get outside with Bingham Falls, and finally take a memorable drive along Toll Rd. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tea at the Governor's House, take in breathtaking views at Sterling Falls Gorge, sample the tasty concoctions at The Alchemist, then trek along Stowe Recreation Path, and finally snap pictures at Gold Brook Covered Bridge (Emily's Covered Bridge).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Stowe online trip itinerary builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Stowe is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Stowe is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get colder in Stowe: highs are around 18°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Quechee.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Quechee — 3 nights

Quechee is a census-designated place and one of five unincorporated villages in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site and Calvin Coolidge Homestead. Get in touch with nature at Montshire Museum of Science and Balloon Rides. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Cornish-Windsor Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tom, explore the activities along Ottaquechee River, and shop like a local with Simon Pearce Mill.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Quechee trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Stowe to Quechee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Quechee can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Middlebury.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Middlebury — 1 night

Middlebury is the shire town (county seat) of Addison County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Inn To Inn, hike along Robert Frost Wayside Trail, learn about winemaking at Lincoln Peak Vineyard, then sample the tasty concoctions at Woodchuck Cider House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Otter Creek Brewing.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Middlebury journey builder site.

Getting from Quechee to Middlebury by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bennington.
Breweries & Distilleries · Trails · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Bennington — 3 nights

Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Lye Brook Falls, steep yourself in history at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, then identify plant and animal life at Equinox Preservation Trust, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Southern Vermont Arts Center. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Silk Road Covered Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Bennington Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at New Catholic Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Old First Church, and finally look for gifts at Bennington Potters.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bennington driving holiday planner.

Getting from Middlebury to Bennington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Bennington are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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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.