28 days in Vermont Itinerary

28 days in Vermont Itinerary

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28 days in Vermont Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly + Bus:  8​h
1
Manchester
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Woodstock
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint Johnsbury
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Stowe
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Middlebury
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

5
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
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 The Old First Church and Green Mountain Adventure Challenge. Do your shopping at Southern Vermont Arts Center and Manchester Hot Glass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: Bennington (New Catholic Cemetery & Silk Road Covered Bridge), Wilmington (Tallulah's Antiques & More & The Art of Humor Gallery) and Basketville (in Putney). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Equinox Preservation Trust, tee off at The Golf Club at Equinox, take in the spiritual surroundings of Weston Priory, and explore and take pictures at North Meadow Farm.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manchester road trip planning tool .

Fort Lauderdale to Manchester is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September: highs in Manchester hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bennington, Wilmington, Green Mountain Adventure Challenge, Jamaica State Park, Basketville
Highlights from your plan
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home ©
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
The Old First Church ©
The Old First Church
Equinox Preservation Trust ©
Equinox Preservation Trust

5
nights
Woodstock

Woodstock ©
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Calvin Coolidge Homestead and Thundering Falls Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Montshire Museum of Science and Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Woodstock: Windsor (American Precision Museum & Mt Ascutney), Vermont Marble Museum (in Proctor) and Buttermilk Falls (in Ludlow). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tom, take in the views from Taftsville Covered Bridge, sample the tasty concoctions at Long Trail Brewing Company, and identify plant and animal life at Eshqua Bog Natural Area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Woodstock trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Manchester to Woodstock in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Woodstock, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Johnsbury.

Things to do in Woodstock

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Windsor, Norwich, Quechee, Calvin Coolidge Homestead, Buttermilk Falls
Highlights from your plan
Vermont Marble Museum ©
Vermont Marble Museum
Montshire Museum of Science ©
Montshire Museum of Science
Mount Tom ©
Mount Tom

3
nights
Saint Johnsbury

Saint Johnsbury ©
St. Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium and Bread and Puppet Theater are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Willoughby and Old Stone House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of Everyday Life (in Glover), Newport Bike Path (in Newport) and Hill Farmstead Brewery (in Greensboro Bend). Next up on the itinerary: get advice or help at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and stroll through Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Saint Johnsbury journey planner .

You can drive from Woodstock to Saint Johnsbury in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Saint Johnsbury can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Saint Johnsbury

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Glover, Lake Willoughby, Old Stone House Museum, Hill Farmstead Brewery, Newport Bike Path
Highlights from your plan
Bread and Puppet Theater ©
Bread and Puppet Theater
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum ©
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium ©
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

10
nights
Stowe

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shelburne Museum and Vermont Historical Society Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Stowe Recreation Path and Toll Rd. Explore Stowe's surroundings by going to St. Anne's Shrine (in Isle La Motte), Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits (in Cambridge) and Hope Cemetery (in Barre). There's lots more to do: get outside with Bingham Falls, do a tasting at Shelburne Vineyard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alburg Dunes State Park, and hunt for treasures at Burlington Farmers' Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stowe trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Saint Johnsbury to Stowe takes 1.5 hours. September in Stowe sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Middlebury.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Burlington, South Hero, Montpelier, Shelburne, Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
Highlights from your plan
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits ©
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
Hope Cemetery ©
Hope Cemetery

4
nights
Middlebury

Middlebury ©
Middlebury is the shire town (county seat) of Addison County, Vermont, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Robert Frost Wayside Trail and Mt. Philo State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Warren Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Middlebury: Inn to Inn (in Brandon), Mad River Glen (in Waitsfield) and Texas Falls Recreation Area (in Hancock). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Woodchuck Cider House, take in the views from Pulp Mill Covered Bridge, don't miss a visit to Cambridge Junction Covered Bridge, and learn about winemaking at Lincoln Peak Vineyard.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Middlebury trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Stowe to Middlebury takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Middlebury

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cambridge Junction Covered Bridge, Warren Falls, Texas Falls Recreation Area, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Mt. Philo State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum ©
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Texas Falls Recreation Area ©
Texas Falls Recreation Area
Mad River Glen ©
Mad River Glen

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