8 days in Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Vermont Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Burlington
— 3 nights
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Manchester
— 2 nights
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Quechee
— 2 nights
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Burlington

— 3 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Shelburne Museum and Birds of Vermont Museum. Get outdoors at Stowe Recreation Path and Shelburne Bay Park. Venture out of the city with trips to D.A.R. State Park (in Addison), Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (in Vergennes) and Spas (in Stowe). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace, stroll through North Beach Park, look for gifts at Lake Champlain Chocolates, and hike along Burlington Bike Path.

Before you visit Burlington, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

San Francisco to Burlington is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Burlington: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, identify plant and animal life at Equinox Preservation Trust, and then look for gifts at Vermont Country Store. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Serenity Spa, then stroll through Mount Snow Resort, and then get interesting insight from Husky Works Mushing Co..

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Burlington to Manchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Quechee.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Quechee

— 2 nights
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 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at New England Falconry, then identify plant and animal life at Eshqua Bog Natural Area, then identify plant and animal life at Vermont Institute of Natural Science, and finally explore the striking landscape at Quechee Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Quechee Gorge Village Vermont Antique Mall, then browse the exhibits of Montshire Museum of Science, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Vermont Toy Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Quechee trip website.

You can drive from Manchester to Quechee in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Quechee, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Quechee

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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.