8 days in Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Vermont Itinerary

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Bennington
— 1 night
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Quechee
— 2 nights
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Stowe
— 1 night
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Burlington
— 3 nights
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Bennington

Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for gifts at Vermont Country Store, admire the natural beauty at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, then take in the views from Bridge at the Green, and finally explore the world behind art at Bennington Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Clark Art Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Old First Church, then get great views at Bennington Battle Monument, and finally snap pictures at Papermill Village Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bennington trip itinerary maker app.

Cortland to Bennington is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Quechee.

Things to do in Bennington

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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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 27th (Tue): experience rural life at Sugarbush Farm, then contemplate the long history of Billings Farm & Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tom. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Cornish-Windsor Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, then make a trip to Taftsville Covered Bridge, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Quechee Gorge.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Quechee trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bennington to Quechee by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. October in Quechee sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Quechee

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Stowe

The Ski Capital of the East

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest, then look for gifts at Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft, then trek along Stowe Recreation Path, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Smugglers Notch State Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stowe sightseeing site.

You can drive from Quechee to Stowe in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Stowe are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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Burlington

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Shelburne Farms, see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, then don't miss a visit to World's Tallest Filing Cabinet, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the next day, stop by Lake Champlain Chocolates, then make a trip to Church Street Marketplace, then hike along Burlington Bike Path, and finally stroll around Waterfront Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Burlington attractions planning website.

You can drive from Stowe to Burlington in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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.