12 days in Vermont Itinerary

12 days in Vermont Itinerary

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12 days in Vermont Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  6​h
1
Stowe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint Johnsbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Woodstock
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bennington
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Stowe

Stowe ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hope Cemetery and Toll Rd. Venture out of the city with trips to Burlington (Burlington Farmers' Market, Frog Hollow Craft Center, & more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Bingham Falls, delve into the mystery of Gold Brook Covered Bridge (Emily's Covered Bridge), take in the exciting artwork at Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio, and sample the fine beverages at Green Mountain Distillers.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stowe trip itinerary builder tool .

New York City to Stowe is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Stowe to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Johnsbury.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Burlington, Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio, Green Mountain Distillers, Hope Cemetery
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Bingham Falls ©
Bingham Falls
North Beach Park ©
North Beach Park

2
nights
Saint Johnsbury

Saint Johnsbury ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery and then explore the activities along Lake Willoughby. On your second day here, hike along Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, then examine the collection at Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, then get your bearings at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Dog Chapel.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Johnsbury day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Stowe to Saint Johnsbury takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Saint Johnsbury

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lake Willoughby
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Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium ©
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Lake Willoughby ©
Lake Willoughby

3
nights
Woodstock

Woodstock ©
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Montshire Museum of Science and Calvin Coolidge Homestead. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Woodstock: Inn to Inn (in Brandon), Plymouth Artisan Cheese (in Plymouth) and Buttermilk Falls (in Ludlow). And it doesn't end there: trek along Thundering Falls Trail, buy something for everyone on your list at Quechee Gorge Village Vermont Antique Mall, make a trip to Taftsville Covered Bridge, and take in the views from Cornish-Windsor Bridge.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Woodstock road trip site .

Drive from Saint Johnsbury to Woodstock in 1.5 hours. In July in Woodstock, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bennington.

Things to do in Woodstock

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Plymouth, Inn to Inn, Robert Frost Wayside Trail, Cornish-Windsor Bridge, Montshire Museum of Science
Highlights from your plan
Montshire Museum of Science ©
Montshire Museum of Science
Cornish-Windsor Bridge ©
Cornish-Windsor Bridge
Taftsville Covered Bridge ©
Taftsville Covered Bridge

3
nights
Bennington

Bennington ©
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Explore hidden gems such as Green Mountain Adventure Challenge and Equinox Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Bennington side-trips: Manchester (Lye Brook Falls & Equinox Preservation Trust) and Wilmington (The Art of Humor Gallery & Adams Farm). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at The Old First Church, stop by Manchester Hot Glass, and snap pictures at Silk Road Covered Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Woodstock to Bennington takes 2 hours. In July in Bennington, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bennington

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manchester, Wilmington, Green Mountain Adventure Challenge, Equinox Mountain
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Equinox Mountain ©
Equinox Mountain
The Old First Church ©
The Old First Church
Silk Road Covered Bridge ©
Silk Road Covered Bridge

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