8 days in Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vermont visit planner

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Vergennes
— 2 nights
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Stowe
— 2 nights
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Quechee
— 1 night
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Manchester
— 2 nights
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Vergennes

— 2 nights
Vergennes is a city located in the northwest quadrant of Addison County, Vermont. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Robert Frost Wayside Trail. Get outdoors at Mt. Philo State Park and Inn To Inn. Venture out of the city with trips to Warren Falls (in Warren) and Texas Falls Recreation Area (in Hancock). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Button Bay State Park, see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, make a trip to Pulp Mill Covered Bridge, and look for gifts at The Vermont Flannel Company.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Vergennes trip itinerary maker site.

New York City to Vergennes is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get little chillier in Vergennes: highs are around 79°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Vergennes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Stowe

— 2 nights

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.
On the 1st (Tue), head outdoors with Bingham Falls, take a memorable drive along Toll Rd, and then trek along Stowe Recreation Path. On the next day, kick back and relax at North Beach Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then hike along Burlington Bike Path.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stowe travel planning app.

You can drive from Vergennes to Stowe in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Quechee.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Quechee

— 1 night
Quechee is a census-designated place and one of five unincorporated villages in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the galleries of Montshire Museum of Science, then have fun and explore at Vermont Toy Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Quechee State Park, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Mount Tom.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Quechee trip tool.

Drive from Stowe to Quechee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. September in Quechee sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Quechee

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Manchester

— 2 nights
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. On the 4th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Equinox Mountain, then admire the sheer force of Lye Brook Falls, then experience rural life at North Meadow Farm, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Equinox Preservation Trust. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Camp Plymouth State Park, admire the sheer force of Buttermilk Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Emerald Lake State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manchester holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Quechee to Manchester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Manchester, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.