9 days in Vermont Itinerary

9 days in Vermont Itinerary

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Quechee — 3 nights

Quechee is a census-designated place and one of five unincorporated villages in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Head to Simon Pearce Mill and FH Gillingham & Sons General Storefor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Montshire Museum of Science and American Precision Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quechee: Calvin Coolidge Homestead (in Plymouth) and Healdville Trail (in Ludlow). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tom, buy something for everyone on your list at Quechee Gorge Village Vermont Antique Mall, don't miss a visit to Taftsville Covered Bridge, and snap pictures at Quechee Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Quechee day trip tool.

Minneapolis to Quechee is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Quechee is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Quechee can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manchester.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, stop by Sugar Shack, and then explore the world behind art at Norman Rockwell Exhibition. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Lye Brook Falls, relax in the rural setting at North Meadow Farm, then shop like a local with Southern Vermont Arts Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Equinox Preservation Trust.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester tour planner.

Drive from Quechee to Manchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Manchester sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stowe.
Shopping · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Stowe — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio and Birds of Vermont Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Stowe Recreation Path and Bingham Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stowe: Camel's Hump (in Montpelier) and Mt. Philo State Park (in Charlotte). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Sterling Falls Gorge, explore and take pictures at Toll Rd, and take an unorthodox tour of Gold Brook Covered Bridge (Emily's Covered Bridge).

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stowe trip planner.

Drive from Manchester to Stowe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Vermont travel guide

Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Historic Sites
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.