12 days in Vermont Itinerary

12 days in Vermont Itinerary

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Bennington
— 2 nights
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Killington
— 3 nights
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Quechee
— 2 nights
Drive
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East Burke
— 1 night
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Stowe
— 3 nights
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Bennington

— 2 nights
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Visiting Equinox Mountain and Ashuwillticook Rail Trail will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at The Old First Church and New Catholic Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bennington: Village Bike Rentals (in Adams) and Manchester (Lye Brook Falls & Equinox Preservation Trust). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Molly Stark Trail, snap pictures at Silk Road Covered Bridge, and stop by Fiddlehead at Four Corners.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bennington trip itinerary planning website.

Washington DC to Bennington is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Bennington is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 74°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killington.

Things to do in Bennington

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Killington

— 3 nights
Killington is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. Get outdoors at Thundering Falls Trail and Deer Leap Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Gifford Woods State Park and Leffert's Pond. Step out of Killington to go to Fair Haven and see Half Moon State Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at McLaughlin Falls, take in the history at Hubbardton Battlefield, get great views at K1 Express gondola, and trek along Bucklin Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Killington trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bennington to Killington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Killington are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Quechee.

Things to do in Killington

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Quechee

— 2 nights
Quechee is a census-designated place and one of five unincorporated villages in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Silver Lake State Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tom, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally take in the views from Quechee Bridge. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Vermont Institute of Natural Science, have fun and explore at Vermont Toy Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Quechee State Park, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Quechee Gorge.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Quechee day trip tool.

You can drive from Killington to Quechee in an hour. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Quechee can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to East Burke.

Things to do in Quechee

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

East Burke

— 1 night
On the 21st (Mon), walk around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery, trek along Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, and then trot along with D-N-D Stables Guided Trail Rides.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read East Burke trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Quechee to East Burke takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Quechee, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in East Burke, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in East Burke

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Stowe

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bingham Falls and Tea at the Governor's House. Visiting Stowe Recreation Path and Elmore State Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Stowe with a short trip to Round Church in Richmond, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Sterling Falls Gorge, take a peaceful walk through Cady Hill Forest, stop by Stowe Mercantile, and get a dose of the wild on Peace Pups Dog Sledding.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Stowe trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from East Burke to Stowe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. September in Stowe sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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.