12 days in Vermont Itinerary

12 days in Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vermont visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Manchester
— 1 night
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Woodstock
— 5 nights
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Stowe
— 5 nights
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Manchester

— 1 night
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Bennington Battle Monument and then relax and rejuvenate at Serenity Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Vermont Country Store and then admire the natural beauty at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manchester trip planner.

New York City to Manchester is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Manchester to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Woodstock

— 5 nights
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Escape the urban bustle at White Mountain National Forest and Quechee Gorge. Step out of Woodstock with an excursion to Seven Birches Winery in Lincoln--about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Harpoon Brewery, take a stroll through Artisans Park, admire the sheer force of Sabbaday Falls, and get great views at Sugar Hill Scenic Vista.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Woodstock trip planner.

Getting from Manchester to Woodstock by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Woodstock

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Stowe

— 5 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.
Visiting Stowe Recreation Path and Mount Mansfield State Forest will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Stowe: Franconia Notch State Park (in Franconia), Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits (in Cambridge) and Flume Gorge (in Lincoln). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, sample the tasty concoctions at Magic Hat Brewing Company, look for gifts at Laughing Moon Chocolates, and hit the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Stowe trip builder.

Traveling by car from Woodstock to Stowe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

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.