13 days in Vermont Itinerary

13 days in Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vermont trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Drive to Manchester
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Saint Johnsbury
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
Drive to Plattsburgh International Airport, Fly to Washington


Manchester — 3 nights

Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lye Brook Falls and Southern Vermont Arts Center. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Jamaica State Park (in Jamaica), Bennington (Bennington Potters, The Old First Church, &more) and Brattleboro (Retreat Trails & Creamery Covered Bridge). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Equinox Preservation Trust, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Equinox Mountain, experience rural life at North Meadow Farm, and immerse yourself in nature at Emerald Lake State Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester sightseeing planner.

Washington to Manchester is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Manchester when traveling from Washington in August, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Woodstock.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors
Side Trips

Woodstock — 3 nights

Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Camp Plymouth State Park and Buttermilk Falls. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Mount Tom, identify plant and animal life at Montshire Museum of Science, contemplate the long history of Calvin Coolidge Homestead, and have fun and explore at Vermont Toy Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Woodstock online travel planner.

You can drive from Manchester to Woodstock in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint Johnsbury.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Saint Johnsbury — 2 nights

St. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): browse the collection at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, walk around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery, and then admire the striking features of The Dog Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Willoughby, and then explore the activities along Lake Memphremagog.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Johnsbury trip planner.

Drive from Woodstock to Saint Johnsbury in 1.5 hours. In August in Saint Johnsbury, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Stowe.
Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Stowe — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Alchemist and North Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stowe: Mt. Philo State Park (in Charlotte), Burlington (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Burlington Farmers Market) and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (in Vergennes). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Bingham Falls, explore the activities along Lake Champlain, explore and take pictures at Toll Rd, and stroll the grounds of Hope Cemetery.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Stowe driving holiday tool.

Drive from Saint Johnsbury to Stowe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Stowe are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

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.