20 days in Northern Vermont Itinerary

20 days in Northern Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Vermont trip planner

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Drive:  12 h 45 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
Saint Johnsbury
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
Saint Albans
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Chicago


Jay ©
Jay is one of the northernmost towns in Orleans County, Vermont, United States, located on the Canada–US border. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): hit the slopes at Jay Peak Resort, then cool off at Jay Peak Pump House, and then tee off at Jay Peak Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Memphremagog, then stroll through Newport Bike Path, and then make a trip to Cold Hollow Sculpture Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jay online trip builder.

Chicago to Jay is an approximately 15- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, things will get a bit cooler in Jay: highs are around 48°F and lows about 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Johnsbury.

Things to do in Jay

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Newport, Cold Hollow Sculpture Park
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Jay Peak Resort ©
Jay Peak Resort
Cold Hollow Sculpture Park ©
Cold Hollow Sculpture Park
Jay Peak Ski Resort ©
Jay Peak Ski Resort

Saint Johnsbury

Saint Johnsbury ©
St. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Johnsbury side-trips: Glover (Museum of Everyday Life & Bread and Puppet Theater), East Burke (Burke Mountain Resort, Mount Pisgah, &more) and Hill Farmstead Brewery (in Greensboro Bend). There's still lots to do: walk around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of The Dog Chapel, admire the masterpieces at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, and get your game on at Great Vermont Corn Maze.

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You can drive from Jay to Saint Johnsbury in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Saint Johnsbury are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint Albans.

Things to do in Saint Johnsbury

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

East Burke, Glover, Maidstone State Park, Great Vermont Corn Maze, Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery ©
Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum ©
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium ©
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

Saint Albans

Saint Albans ©
Saint Albans, commonly abbreviated as St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Albans: South Hero (Snow Farm Vineyard and Winery, Hacketts Orchard, &more), Smugglers' Notch Resort (in Jeffersonville) and Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits (in Cambridge). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Saint Albans Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Goodsell Ridge Preserve, stroll around Knight Point State Park, and look for gifts at Hero's Welcome.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Albans online journey planner.

You can drive from Saint Johnsbury to Saint Albans in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Saint Albans can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Saint Albans

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

South Hero, Isle La Motte, North Hero, Smugglers' Notch Resort, Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
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Smugglers' Notch Resort ©
Smugglers' Notch Resort
Saint Albans Museum ©
Saint Albans Museum
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits ©
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits


Stowe ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Stowe: Burlington (Beer Tastings & Tours, Church Street Marketplace, &more), 1st Republic Brewing Company (in Essex) and Niquette Bay State Park (in Colchester). And it doesn't end there: hike along Stowe Recreation Path, fly down the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Alchemist, and glide through natural beauty at Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Stowe travel website.

You can drive from Saint Albans to Stowe in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Burlington, Shelburne, Morrisville, 1st Republic Brewing Company, Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Church Street Marketplace ©
Church Street Marketplace
Stowe Mountain Resort ©
Stowe Mountain Resort