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
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, thencool 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, thenstroll through Newport Bike Path, and then make a trip to Cold Hollow Sculpture Park.

For traveler tips, maps, 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

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Newport, Cold Hollow Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Jay Peak Resort ©
Jay Peak Resort
Jay Peak Ski Resort ©
Jay Peak Ski Resort
Cold Hollow Sculpture Park ©
Cold Hollow Sculpture Park

Saint Johnsbury

Saint Johnsbury ©
St. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Johnsbury side-trips: East Burke (Burke Mountain Resort, Mount Pisgah, &more), Glover (Museum of Everyday Life & Bread and Puppet Theater) and Hill Farmstead Brewery (in Greensboro Bend). There's still lots to do: stroll around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery, see the interesting displays at Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, admire the landmark architecture of The Dog Chapel, and have some family-friendly fun at Great Vermont Corn Maze.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint Johnsbury trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Jay to Saint Johnsbury takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 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 Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

East Burke, Glover, April's Maple, Maidstone State Park, Hill Farmstead Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery ©
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum ©
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
The Dog Chapel ©
The Dog Chapel

Saint Albans

Saint Albans ©
Saint Albans, commonly abbreviated as St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Albans: Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits (in Cambridge), South Hero (Snow Farm Vineyard and Winery, Hacketts Orchard, &more) and Smugglers' Notch Resort (in Jeffersonville). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Saint Albans Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Shrine, stop by Hero's Welcome, and walk around Knight Point State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, 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, North Hero, Isle La Motte, Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits, Smugglers' Notch Resort
Highlights from your plan
Smugglers' Notch Resort ©
Smugglers' Notch Resort
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits ©
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
Saint Albans Museum ©
Saint Albans Museum


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), Niquette Bay State Park (in Colchester) and 1st Republic Brewing Company (in Essex). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mansfield State Forest, fly down the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Magic Hat Brewing Company.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stowe road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Albans to Stowe takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors

Side Trips

Burlington, Morrisville, Shelburne, Valley Dream Farm, Magic Hat Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Church Street Marketplace ©
Church Street Marketplace
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path