8 days in Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Vermont Itinerary

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Quechee
— 1 night
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Burlington
— 4 nights
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Bennington
— 2 nights
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Quechee

Quechee is a census-designated place and one of five unincorporated villages in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Billings Farm & Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Sugarbush Farm, and then take in the exciting artwork at Simon Pearce Mill. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Tom, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ottaquechee River, then snap pictures at Taftsville Covered Bridge, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Quechee Gorge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Quechee vacation tool.

Boston to Quechee is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 40°F in Quechee. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Quechee

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Burlington

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Explore Burlington's surroundings by going to Stowe (Mount Mansfield State Forest, Stowe Mountain Resort, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, trek along Burlington Bike Path, and steep yourself in history at Shelburne Farms.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Burlington day trip tool.

Drive from Quechee to Burlington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Burlington sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Bennington.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Bennington

Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Vermont Country Store, admire the natural beauty at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, then make a trip to Bridge at the Green, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bennington Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Bennington Battle Monument, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Old First Church, then take in the views from Silk Road Covered Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Papermill Village Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bennington itinerary planner.

Drive from Burlington to Bennington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Bennington, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bennington

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Vermont travel guide

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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.