8 days in Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vermont trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Burlington
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Saint Johnsbury
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Quechee
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Manchester
— 1 night
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Burlington

— 2 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burlington: Stowe (Mount Mansfield State Forest, Stowe Recreation Path, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burlington Bike Path, relax in the rural setting at Shelburne Farms, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Magic Hat Brewing Company, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Burlington route planner.

Chicago to Burlington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Burlington when traveling from Chicago in July, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Johnsbury.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Saint Johnsbury

— 2 nights
St. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): snap pictures at Sunset Lake Floating Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of The Dog Chapel, then stroll around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery, and finally hike along Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Willoughby, and then immerse yourself in nature at Brighton State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint Johnsbury day trip planner.

Drive from Burlington to Saint Johnsbury in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Johnsbury can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Quechee.

Things to do in Saint Johnsbury

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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. On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Billings Farm & Museum, experience rural life at Sugarbush Farm, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Montshire Museum of Science, identify plant and animal life at Vermont Institute of Natural Science, and then take in breathtaking views at Quechee Gorge.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Quechee day trip app.

You can drive from Saint Johnsbury to Quechee in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Quechee are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Quechee

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Manchester

— 1 night
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 26th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, look for all kinds of wild species at Equinox Preservation Trust, and then stop by Vermont Country Store.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manchester online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Quechee to Manchester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Vermont travel guide

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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.