15 days in Boston, Vermont & Portland Itinerary

15 days in Boston, Vermont & Portland Itinerary

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Boston
— 5 nights
Drive
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Quechee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stowe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Johnsbury
— 1 night
Drive
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Portland
— 4 nights
Bus to Boston, Fly to Manchester

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Boston

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Boston side-trips: Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay), Newport (The Breakers & Cliff Walk) and Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth). There's lots more to do: stroll around Boston Public Garden, pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial, get a taste of the local shopping with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and see the interesting displays at Heritage Museums & Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boston trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: high temperatures in Boston hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Quechee.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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Quechee

Quechee is a census-designated place and one of five unincorporated villages in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 16th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Quechee Gorge, experience rural life at Sugarbush Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eshqua Bog Natural Area, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tom. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Paradise Park, then work off some steam at Upper Valley Aquatic Center, and then engage your brain at Montshire Museum of Science.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Quechee itinerary planner.

You can drive from Boston to Quechee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Quechee, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Quechee

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Stowe

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): experience rural life at Vermont Farm Tours, examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, and then trek along Burlington Bike Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tea at the Governor's House, get a sense of history and politics at Vermont State House, and then trek along Stowe Recreation Path.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stowe trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Quechee to Stowe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Stowe can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Johnsbury.

Things to do in Stowe

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Saint Johnsbury

St. On the 20th (Sun), get your game on at Great Vermont Corn Maze and then stroll around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Johnsbury itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Stowe to Saint Johnsbury in 1.5 hours. September in Saint Johnsbury sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Saint Johnsbury

Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

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Portland

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway & Perkins Cove), Nubble Lighthouse (in York) and Kancamagus Highway (in North Conway). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Head Light, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Little White Church, take an in-depth tour of Victoria Mansion, and enjoy breathtaking views from Portland Observatory.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Portland day trip planning website.

Drive from Saint Johnsbury to Portland in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks · 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.