6 days in Lake Champlain Itinerary

6 days in Lake Champlain Itinerary

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6 days in Lake Champlain Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly:  7​h 15​min
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Des Moines


Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and Alice Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Burlington: Ausable Chasm (in Keeseville) and Plattsburgh (Imaginarium Children's Museum of the North Country, Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, & more). The adventure continues: trek along Burlington Bike Path, enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach Park, see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, and hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Burlington trip itinerary website .

Des Moines to Burlington is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Burlington when traveling from Des Moines in July, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Plattsburgh, Keeseville, Shelburne
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Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Ausable Chasm ©
Ausable Chasm
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain ©