5 days in Vermont Itinerary

5 days in Vermont Itinerary

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Stowe — 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and Gold Brook Covered Bridge (Emily's Covered Bridge). Change things up with these side-trips from Stowe: Burlington (University of Vermont & Church Street Marketplace). The adventure continues: trek along Stowe Recreation Path, stop by Laughing Moon Chocolates, get outside with Bingham Falls, and learn insider's secrets on Smugglers' Notch Distillery Tasting Room.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stowe trip site.

Harrisburg to Stowe is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, Stowe is little chillier than Harrisburg - with highs of 68°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Woodstock.
Outdoors · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Side Trips

Woodstock — 1 night

Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 26th (Thu), take in the views from Quechee Bridge, then get a taste of the local shopping with Simon Pearce Mill, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tom.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Woodstock travel planning website.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manchester.
Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Manchester — 1 night

Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa at Equinox and then admire the sheer force of Lye Brook Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester vacation planning website.

You can drive from Woodstock to Manchester in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.
Spas · Nature · Parks

Vermont travel guide

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.