10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Laconia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
North Conway

North Conway ©
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.
North Conway is known for scenic drive, nature, shopping, childrens museums, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway, look for gifts at Zeb's General Store, explore and take pictures at Mt Washington Auto Rd, and take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read North Conway trip builder.

New York City to North Conway is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in North Conway hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Story Land, Mount Washington Auto Road
Highlights from your plan
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Take a break from Lincoln with a short trip to Santa's Village in Jefferson, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, see the interesting displays at New England Ski Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Clark's Trading Post, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lincoln trip builder.

Drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in October, Lincoln is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Laconia.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Franconia, Santa's Village
Highlights from your plan
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Clark's Trading Post ©
Clark's Trading Post
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

2
nights
Laconia

Laconia ©
Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West Rattlesnake Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Wright Museum of World War II, then admire the striking features of Castle in the Clouds, and then get your game on at Funspot.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Laconia custom trip planner.

Getting from Lincoln to Laconia by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Laconia are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Laconia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Holderness, Castle in the Clouds, Wright Museum of WWII
Highlights from your plan
West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Castle in the Clouds ©
Castle in the Clouds
Funspot ©
Funspot

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. On the 22nd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Prescott Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Hampton Beach State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampton Beach State Park, then see the interesting displays at Albacore Museum, and then make a trip to Market Square.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Portsmouth trip planner.

Getting from Laconia to Portsmouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hampton Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Prescott Park ©
Prescott Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum

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