15 days in Vermont & New Hampshire Itinerary

15 days in Vermont & New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Stowe
— 3 nights
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Manchester
— 2 nights
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Woodstock
— 2 nights
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
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North Conway
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stowe: Shelburne (Shelburne Farms & Shelburne Museum) and Burlington (Church Street Marketplace, Burlington Bike Path, &more). There's lots more to do: trek along Stowe Recreation Path, gain some tasty knowledge on Smugglers' Notch Distillery Tasting Room, take in the awesome beauty at Spruce Peak at Stowe, and fly down the slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Stowe day trip site.

Des Moines to Stowe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Stowe is 1 hour. Traveling from Des Moines in October, expect Stowe to be slightly colder, temps between 60°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Manchester

— 2 nights
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. On the 13th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at The Old First Church and then take some stellar pictures from Bennington Battle Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and then look for gifts at Vermont Country Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manchester travel app.

You can drive from Stowe to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In October in Manchester, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Woodstock.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Woodstock

— 2 nights
Woodstock is the shire town of Windsor County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Billings Farm & Museum and then relax in the rural setting at Sugarbush Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and then take in breathtaking views at Quechee Gorge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Woodstock road trip app.

Drive from Manchester to Woodstock in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Woodstock, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Woodstock

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Lincoln

— 3 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Step out of Lincoln with an excursion to Hermit Woods Winery in Meredith--about 44 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Flume Gorge, see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Woodstock to Lincoln takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

North Conway

— 4 nights
North Conway combines colonial New England architecture with outlet shops selling goods from some of the world's most recognizable brands, all set amid the scenery of the White Mountains.
Step out of North Conway with an excursion to Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: cruise along Kancamagus Highway, stroll through White Mountain National Forest, stop by Zeb's General Store, and take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the North Conway trip planner.

Drive from Lincoln to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lincoln in October since evenings lows in North Conway dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
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.

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Waterfalls · Theme Parks · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.