8 days in Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vermont trip planner

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Fly to Bradley International Airport, Drive to Bennington
— 1 night
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
Drive to Plattsburgh International Airport, Fly to Washington



— 1 night
Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lye Brook Falls. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Bennington Battle Monument, get engrossed in the history at Bennington Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at New Catholic Cemetery.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bennington online journey planner.

Washington to Bennington is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington in September: high temperatures in Bennington hover around 74°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Quechee.

Things to do in Bennington

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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— 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 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site and then take an in-depth tour of Billings Farm & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Sugarbush Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Quechee State Park, and then explore the stunning scenery at Quechee Gorge.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Quechee online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bennington to Quechee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Quechee are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Quechee

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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— 4 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Change things up with these side-trips from Burlington: Stowe (Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe Recreation Path, &more), Smugglers' Notch Distillery - Maple Products - Gift Shop - Local Products (in Jeffersonville) and Smugglers' Notch Distillery Tasting Room (in Waterbury Center). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Burlington Bike Path, contemplate the long history of Shelburne Farms, stroll around Waterfront Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Church Street Marketplace.

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Traveling by car from Quechee to Burlington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

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Vermont travel guide

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.