Itineraries for Travel Inspiration
navigating the possibilities
Whether your trip to Vermont will be a mid-week getaway or a month long retreat, our itineraries are great resources for ideas and inspiration for your explorations of the Green Mountain State. For foodies there's tasting tours for wine, beer, distilled spirits and cheese. For culture enthusiasts, there's artist studio tours, the Stone Trail, Civil War guide and guide to African American Heritage for a variety of perspectives. Palate to Palette is a delicious mash up of farm, food and the arts, while outdoor recreation, scenic drives, Vermont Byways, movies filmed in Vermont, walking tours and the birding guide lure you into Vermont's great outdoors. However your spirit is moved, let us help you find what you're looking for.And should you lose your way, or if you are looking for local advice on more places to visit you may want to stop at one of over fifty Vermont Ambassador Information Centers, where helpful staff will provide a local recommendation.
The Vermont Stone Trail
Follow Vermont's Stone Trail and discover the history, art and culture that the granite, marble and slate mining industries infused in the Green Mountain State. Click here to see a map.
Palate to Palette
Embark on a feast of food, farms and the arts. You'll find everything from artisan chocolates, farmstead cheese and maple cream, to exemplary theater, music, arts, and fine craft. Click here to see a map.
African American Heritage Trail
For the stories of Vermont’s early African Americans citizens, this guide recommends museums and cultural sites, exhibits, films, tours and personal explorations. You'll meet teachers, storytellers, activists, ministers and legislators who made Vermont and the nation a better place for all.
Vermont and the Civil War
Experience the fervor of Abolitionists, the bravery and dedication of Vermont's soldiers, and the drama of the northern-most land action of the Civil War. Visit museums, historic sites, and public memorials; explore preserved towns and villages, and hike local trails to discover Vermont’s Civil War history.
Artist Studio Tours
Vermont is home to an impressive number of highly talented artists and craftspeople who open their studios to welcome visitors for conversation, demonstrations, browsing and sales. Learn more: Putney Craft Tour, Rock River Artists Open Studio Tour, and Vermont Open Studio Weekend.
All you have to do is stop, look, and listen. With a varied landscape of forests, meadows and water features, Vermont is a great location for viewing everything from large flocks of migratory birds to solitary song birds. Check out the Birding Trail for viewing areas, places to visit and birding events.
Filmed in Vermont
Take a “star-studded” road-trip discovering Vermont film history. Run through fall foliage with Forrest Gump, laugh along Lake Champlain with Jim Carrey in Me, Myself and Irene and reminisce with Diane Keaton at the Vermont Country Store in Baby Boom. There are dozens of locations and film festivals to explore.
Vermont Culinary Experiences
Vermont’s scenic roadways lead to delicious, local cuisine by artisan chefs, creative food companies and passionate farmers.This six-day itinerary offers a sumptuous smorgasbord of Vermont agrarian and food experiences. Hungry for more? More Vermont culinary tours are at DIGINVT.COM.