Trip Itinerary – Vermont

January was a dark month for me. I realized I had no vacations planned until our honeymoon in June!! Jay is traveling all over the place during the winter/spring for work, but we didn’t plan anything for just us. Of course, this was unacceptable so I convinced him to sneak in a long weekend in Vermont between his trips, moving into a new house, and our wedding. No big deal : )

We haven’t actually booked any of the hotels or completely finalized our plans, but here’s what I’m hoping to see during our four days in Vermont!

Day 1

  • Take a half day off work and leave after lunch to drive the 6 hours to Montpelier, VT.
  • Arrive around dinnertime and explore downtown Montpelier to find a place to eat.
  • Stay: Airbnb (maybe here or here)
    Since there aren’t any chain hotels in downtown Montpelier, we’ll probably give Airbnb a shot. 

Day 2

  • Breakfast at Down Home Kitchen, a local southern style restaurant 
  • Cabot Cheese Factory Tour
    • Open from 10am – 4pm (Mon – Sat)
  • Head back to Montpelier to hike Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont (if it’s not too snowy)
  • Drive to Burlington, VT and check in to the hotel
  • Dinner options:
    • The Farmhouse Tap and Grill
    • American Flatbread
  • Stay: Hilton Burlington
    60 Battery St, Burlington, VT

Day 3

  • Ben and Jerry Factory Tour
    • Open 10am – 6pm
  • Lunch in Waterbury, VT
  • Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Tour
    • Monday – Friday: Tours on the hour from 11am-2pm
    • Saturday – Sunday: Free chocolate tasting / tour from 11am – 4pm
  • Spend some time exploring downtown Burlington
    • Shopping
    • Battery Park

Day 4

  • Leave after breakfast and stop in Manchester, VT
    • Manchester Outlets
    • Northshire Bookstore (bookstores are always a requirement 🙂 )
    • Visit The Lincoln Family home – Hildene
  • Drive the remaining 4 hours back to PA


Estimated Trip Costs

Airbnb (one night)                                                  $150
Hilton Burlington (two nights)                             80,000 points
Gas                                                                              $100

Cabot Cheese Factory Tour                                   $3 per person
Hildene (Lincoln Home)                                        $20
Total                                                                      $273

What are your favorite things to see and do in Vermont?

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