8 days in Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Vermont Itinerary

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8 days in Vermont Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Middlebury
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Stowe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Quechee
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Manchester road trip website .

Washington DC to Manchester is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Manchester reach 62°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Middlebury.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home ©
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Equinox Preservation Trust ©
Equinox Preservation Trust
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum ©

1
night
Middlebury

Middlebury ©
Middlebury is the shire town (county seat) of Addison County, Vermont, United States. On the 14th (Mon), sample the tasty concoctions at Woodchuck Cider House, then take in the awesome beauty at Snake Mountain Trail, then admire the majestic nature at D.A.R. State Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Mahaney Center for the Arts.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Middlebury day trip planning tool .

Drive from Manchester to Middlebury in 1.5 hours. October in Middlebury sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Middlebury

Outdoors Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Addison, Woodchuck Cider House
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Snake Mountain Trail ©
Snake Mountain Trail
Mahaney Center for the Arts ©
Mahaney Center for the Arts
Woodchuck Cider House ©
Woodchuck Cider House

3
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.
Visiting Stowe Recreation Path and Shelburne Bay Park will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits and Shelburne Museum. Explore Stowe's surroundings by going to Beverage Warehouse (in Winooski), Shelburne (Shelburne Farms & Shelburne Vineyard) and Magic Hat Brewing Company (in South Burlington). The adventure continues: stroll through Burlington Bike Path, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Green Mountain Distillers, and look for gifts at Stowe Mercantile.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Stowe day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Middlebury to Stowe takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Quechee.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Shelburne, Beverage Warehouse, Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits, Burlington Bike Path, Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path
Shelburne Museum ©
Shelburne Museum
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path

2
nights
Quechee

Quechee ©
Quechee is a census-designated place and one of five unincorporated villages in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States. On the 18th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Eshqua Bog Natural Area, sample the tasty concoctions at Harpoon Brewery, then browse the exhibits of Montshire Museum of Science, and finally take in breathtaking views at Quechee Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Nature Center, then contemplate the long history of Billings Farm & Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Long Trail Brewing Company.

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Traveling by car from Stowe to Quechee takes 1.5 hours. October in Quechee sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Quechee

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Montshire Museum of Science, Harpoon Brewery, Long Trail Brewing Company, Eshqua Bog Natural Area, Billings Farm & Museum
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Montshire Museum of Science ©
Montshire Museum of Science
Billings Farm & Museum ©
Billings Farm & Museum
Quechee Gorge ©
Quechee Gorge

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