9 days in Vermont, Washington DC & Rhode Island Itinerary

9 days in Vermont, Washington DC & Rhode Island Itinerary

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Stowe

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burlington Bike Path, stroll around Oakledge Park, and then examine the collection at Shelburne Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Stowe Recreation Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Mad River, and then explore the activities along Mad River.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Stowe trip maker website.

New York City to Stowe is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Stowe at 79°F and lows at 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

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Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Little Round Top, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Stowe to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stowe in July, with highs in Washington DC at 89°F and lows at 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Newport.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Newport

— 3 nights

City by the Sea

With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
Step out of Newport with an excursion to Colt State Park in Bristol--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Fish'n Tales Adventures, see the interesting displays at Newport Car Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, and take a memorable drive along Ocean Drive Historic District.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Washington DC to Newport by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Newport is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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Vermont travel guide

4.5
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.

Rhode Island travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
The Ocean State
Despite being the country's smallest state, Rhode Island includes over 640 km (400 mi) of coastline, courtesy of Narragansett Bay and more than 30 islands. Most of the state is part of the U.S. mainland, despite its somewhat misleading name. Though it takes only about 40 minutes to drive across this tiny state, Rhode Island includes more white sandy beaches than most visitors can hope to explore on a single trip. The state's one big city and surrounding small towns brim with places to visit, such as museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, and historical neighborhoods packed with colonial-era buildings. Although the state may seem small, your holiday itinerary is sure to be chock-full.