8 days in Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Vermont Itinerary

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8 days in Vermont Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
1
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Woodstock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Montpelier
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Shelburne
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h
End: Detroit

1
night
Manchester

Manchester ©
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 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Northshire Bookstore.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip itinerary builder tool .

Detroit to Manchester is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Manchester when traveling from Detroit in September, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Woodstock.

Things to do in Manchester

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bennington Battle Monument, Vermont Country Store
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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home ©
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Bennington Battle Monument ©
Bennington Battle Monument
Vermont Country Store ©
Vermont Country Store

2
nights
Woodstock

Woodstock ©
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), browse the exhibits of Billings Farm & Museum, relax in the rural setting at Sugarbush Farm, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Quechee Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park.

Plan trip to Woodstock with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Manchester to Woodstock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Woodstock, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Montpelier.

Things to do in Woodstock

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Quechee Gorge
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Quechee Gorge ©
Quechee Gorge
Sugarbush Farm ©
Sugarbush Farm
Billings Farm & Museum ©
Billings Farm & Museum

2
nights
Montpelier

Montpelier ©
Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Ceres, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mansfield State Forest, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stowe Recreation Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Vermont State House, then stop by Cabot Farmers' Store, and then hit the slopes at Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montpelier route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Woodstock to Montpelier takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Montpelier can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shelburne.

Things to do in Montpelier

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Stowe, Cabot Farmers' Store
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Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Vermont State House ©
Vermont State House
Mount Mansfield State Forest ©
Mount Mansfield State Forest

2
nights
Shelburne

Shelburne ©
Shelburne is a town in southwestern Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Samuel de Champlain Statue, then trek along Burlington Bike Path, and finally shop like a local with Church Street Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Shelburne Farms, tour the water at your own pace with Whistling Man Schooner Company, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfront Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shelburne trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Montpelier to Shelburne by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Montpelier in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Shelburne, with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shelburne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Burlington
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Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Church Street Marketplace ©
Church Street Marketplace
Shelburne Farms ©
Shelburne Farms

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