15 days in New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder
Make it your trip
Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Jackson
— 4 nights
— 6 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Fly to Exeter


Jackson — 4 nights

Jackson is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Head to Jackson Art Studio & Gallery and Ravenwood Curio Shoppefor some retail therapy. Kids will enjoy Nestlenook Estate & Resort Sleigh Rides and Bear Notch Ski Touring Center. Go for a jaunt from Jackson to Bridgton to see Shawnee Peak about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Christmas Farm Inn, stroll through Cathedral Ledge, and fly down the slopes at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson visit planning tool.

Exeter, UK to Jackson is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Jackson is minus 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Jackson can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Stowe.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums
Side Trips

Stowe — 6 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.
Get in touch with nature at Stowe Mountain Resort and Bolton Valley Resort. You'll explore and learn at Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft and Shelburne Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Battery Park (in Burlington), Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail (in Saint Albans) and Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge (in Swanton). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Wiessner Woods, head outdoors with ArborTrek Canopy Adventures, fly down the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort Cross-Country Touring Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Stowe travel planner.

You can drive from Jackson to Stowe in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jackson in December, with highs in Stowe at 0°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Woodstock.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Woodstock — 3 nights

Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Montshire Museum of Science and Simon Pearce Mill. Popular historic sites such as FH Gillingham & Sons General Store and President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Woodstock: Green Mountain National Golf Course (in Killington) and Mount Sunapee State Park & Ski Area (in Newbury). It doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Saskadena Six and snap pictures at Taftsville Covered Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Woodstock online travel route planner.

Drive from Stowe to Woodstock in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Woodstock are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

Geologic Formations · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

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.