8 days in Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vermont trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Albany, Bus to Manchester
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Manchester
— 1 night
Drive
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Woodstock
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Johnsbury
— 1 night
Drive
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Burlington
— 3 nights
Fly

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Manchester

— 1 night
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and then look for all kinds of wild species at Equinox Preservation Trust. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Vermont Country Store, then don't miss a visit to Silk Road Covered Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Bennington Battle Monument, and finally take in the views from Bridge at the Green.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Manchester trip planner.

Charlotte to Manchester is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Charlotte in September, with highs in Manchester at 74°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Woodstock

— 2 nights
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 1st (Fri), have fun and explore at Montshire Museum of Science, snap pictures at Taftsville Covered Bridge, then relax in the rural setting at Sugarbush Farm, and finally explore the striking landscape at Quechee Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Billings Farm & Museum, then contemplate the long history of President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eshqua Bog Natural Area.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Woodstock trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Manchester to Woodstock in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Woodstock, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint Johnsbury.

Things to do in Woodstock

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Johnsbury

— 1 night
St. On the 3rd (Sun), snap pictures at Sunset Lake Floating Bridge, then admire the striking features of The Dog Chapel, then walk around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery, and finally trek along Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Johnsbury day trip planner.

Drive from Woodstock to Saint Johnsbury in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Saint Johnsbury are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Burlington.

Things to do in Saint Johnsbury

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Burlington

— 3 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burlington: Stowe (Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe Recreation Path, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Burlington Bike Path, steep yourself in history at Shelburne Farms, stroll around Waterfront Park, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Burlington trip site.

You can drive from Saint Johnsbury to Burlington in 2 hours. In October in Burlington, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.