8 days in Vermont Itinerary

8 days in Vermont Itinerary

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Fly
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Burlington
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Quechee
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Manchester
— 1 night
Bus to Albany, Fly to Chicago

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Burlington

— 4 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Relax by the water at North Beach Park and D.A.R. State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Burlington Bike Path and Ausable Chasm. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Ticonderoga (in Ticonderoga), Country Dreams Farm (in Plattsburgh) and Stowe Recreation Path (in Stowe). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Church Street Marketplace, learn insider's secrets on Smugglers' Notch Distillery Tasting Room, stroll around Waterfront Park, and see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Burlington travel itinerary planner.

Chicago to Burlington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Burlington. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Burlington, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Quechee.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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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 29th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Quechee Gorge and then engage your brain at Montshire Museum of Science. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Eshqua Bog Natural Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vermont Institute of Natural Science.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Quechee road trip planning app.

You can drive from Burlington to Quechee in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Quechee

Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Nature

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Manchester

— 1 night
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): experience rural life at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa at Equinox.

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You can drive from Quechee to Manchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Museums
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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.