8 days in Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Vermont Itinerary

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8 days in Vermont Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Woodstock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Stowe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Middlebury
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and then take in the exciting artwork at Norman Rockwell Exhibition.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manchester trip planning website .

Philadelphia to Manchester is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in August; daily highs in Manchester reach 79°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Norman Rockwell Exhibition, Vermont Country Store
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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home ©
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Vermont Country Store ©
Vermont Country Store
Southern Vermont Arts Center ©
Southern Vermont Arts Center

1
night
Woodstock

Woodstock ©
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Billings Farm & Museum, admire all the interesting features of Sugarbush Farm, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Quechee Gorge.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Woodstock online holiday builder .

Drive from Manchester to Woodstock in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Woodstock, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stowe.

Things to do in Woodstock

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Stowe

Stowe ©
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 14th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft, then hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace, then get curious at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Magic Hat Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Laughing Moon Chocolates, then take in the exciting artwork at Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio, then trek along Stowe Recreation Path, and finally cruise along Smugglers Notch State Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stowe online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Woodstock to Stowe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Stowe are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Middlebury.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Burlington, Magic Hat Brewing Company, Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio
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Church Street Marketplace ©
Church Street Marketplace
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Smugglers Notch State Park ©
Smugglers Notch State Park

2
nights
Middlebury

Middlebury ©
Middlebury is the shire town (county seat) of Addison County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of UVM Morgan Horse Farm, then do a tasting at Lincoln Peak Vineyard, then examine the collection at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Otter Creek Brewing. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Middlebury College, then look for all kinds of wild species at Texas Falls Recreation Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robert Frost Wayside Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Middlebury road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stowe to Middlebury takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Middlebury can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Middlebury

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Robert Frost Wayside Trail, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Texas Falls Recreation Area
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Texas Falls Recreation Area ©
Texas Falls Recreation Area
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum ©
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Lincoln Peak Vineyard ©
Lincoln Peak Vineyard

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