8 days in Montpelier & Bennington Itinerary

8 days in Montpelier & Bennington Itinerary

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8 days in Montpelier & Bennington Itinerary

Start: Montpelier
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Montpelier


Montpelier ©
Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Hope Cemetery and Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery. Morrill Homestead and The Long Trail will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Montpelier: Allis State Park (in Randolph), Ricker Pond State Park (in Groton) and Texas Falls Recreation Area (in Hancock). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Vermont State House, relax in the rural setting at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Rock of Ages, and stop by Bear Pond Books.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Montpelier. In October in Montpelier, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bennington.

Things to do in Montpelier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Barre, Northfield, Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center, The Long Trail, Ricker Pond State Park
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Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center ©
Hope Cemetery ©
Hope Cemetery
Morrill Homestead ©
Morrill Homestead


Bennington ©
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. On the 11th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Norman Rockwell Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Old First Church. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Saratoga Race Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake George, then learn about winemaking at Adirondack Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Adirondack Winery.

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Traveling by car from Montpelier to Bennington takes 2.5 hours. October in Bennington sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bennington

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake George, Norman Rockwell Museum, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, Adirondack Winery, Saratoga Race Course
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Saratoga Race Course ©
Saratoga Race Course
Norman Rockwell Museum ©
Norman Rockwell Museum
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home ©
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home