12 days in Vermont Itinerary

12 days in Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vermont trip maker

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Manchester
— 4 nights
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Woodstock
— 3 nights
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Alburgh
— 1 night
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Burlington
— 3 nights
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Manchester

— 4 nights
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Equinox Preservation Trust and Jamaica State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Manchester Hot Glass and Lye Brook Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Stratton Mountain (in South Londonderry), Putney (Basketville & Hidden Springs Maple) and Adams Farm (in Wilmington). There's more to do: shop like a local with Manchester Designer Outlets and look for gifts at Sugar Shack.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manchester trip builder website.

Cleveland to Manchester is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cleveland in November, Manchester is a bit cooler at night with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trips

Woodstock

— 3 nights
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Tom and Long Trail Brewing Company. Head to Quechee Gorge Village Vermont Antique Mall and Barnard General Storefor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Pico Mountain (in Rutland), Ludlow (Jackson Gore Ski Area & Green Mountain Sugar House) and Pierce's Store (in Shrewsbury). There's more to do: stop by Dan & Whit's General Store and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Quechee General Store - Cabot Station.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Woodstock road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Woodstock takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Woodstock, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alburgh.

Things to do in Woodstock

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trips

Alburgh

— 1 night
Alburgh is a town in Grand Isle County, Vermont, United States, founded in 1781 by Ira Allen. On the 8th (Sat), stop by Hero's Welcome, enjoy the sand and surf at Alburg Dunes State Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Shrine.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alburgh sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Woodstock to Alburgh in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in December, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Alburgh

Outdoors · Beaches · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Burlington

— 3 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Visiting Bingham Falls and North Beach Park will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Church Street Marketplace and Laughing Moon Chocolates. Change things up with these side-trips from Burlington: Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits (in Cambridge), Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio (in Waterbury) and Bolton Valley Resort (in Bolton Valley). There's more to do: stroll through Stowe Recreation Path.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Burlington trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Alburgh to Burlington in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Burlington can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping

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.