6 days in Philadelphia, Burlington & Manchester Itinerary

6 days in Philadelphia, Burlington & Manchester Itinerary

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6 days in Philadelphia, Burlington & Manchester Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
1
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Burlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market. On your second day here, examine the collection at Brandywine River Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and then don't miss a visit to Rittenhouse Square.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Philadelphia. In May, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art

2
nights
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 4th (Sat), explore the galleries of Ethan Allen Homestead, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then look for gifts at Cabot Farmers' Store. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Whistling Man Schooner Company, sample the tasty concoctions at Magic Hat Brewing Company, and then relax in the rural setting at Shelburne Farms.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Burlington attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Burlington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Burlington, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Burlington

Tours Outdoors Breweries

Side Trips

Magic Hat Brewing Company, Shelburne Farms, Cabot Farmers' Store
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Whistling Man Schooner Company ©
Whistling Man Schooner Company
Shelburne Farms ©
Shelburne Farms
Cabot Farmers' Store ©
Cabot Farmers' Store

2
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. On the 6th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at MASS MoCA, then admire the masterpieces at Williams College Museum of Art, then appreciate the history behind Bennington Battle Monument, and finally look for gifts at Vermont Country Store. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Equinox Preservation Trust, view the masterpieces at Southern Vermont Arts Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Bennington Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Burlington to Manchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bennington, MASS MoCA, Vermont Country Store, Williams College Museum of Art
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MASS MoCA ©
MASS MoCA
Vermont Country Store ©
Vermont Country Store
Bennington Battle Monument ©
Bennington Battle Monument

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