10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Hampshire planner

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Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Jackson
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Jackson
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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Jackson

— 3 nights
Jackson is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at MWV Children's Museum and Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center. Step out of the city life by going to Kancamagus Highway and Arethusa Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Monkey Trunks in Chocorua (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Echo Lake State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, stop by Christmas Loft, and trot along with Farm by the River Bed and Breakfast.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson online trip itinerary builder.

San Antonio to Jackson is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Jackson. Traveling from San Antonio in October, expect nights in Jackson to be a bit cooler, around 45°F, while days are colder, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 3 nights
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Step out of the city life by going to Flume Gorge and Franconia Notch. The Frost Place and Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bath (Bath Covered Bridge & The Brick Store). There's much more to do: trek along Welch and Dickey Mt Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Georgiana Falls, get great views at Sugar Hill Scenic Vista, and stroll through Artist Bluff Trail.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lincoln travel route planner.

Drive from Jackson to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lincoln, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 3 nights
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Explore hidden gems such as Odiorne Point State Park and Andres Institute of Art. Get some historical perspective at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and Strawbery Banke Museum. Take a break from Portsmouth with a short trip to Millyard Museum in Manchester, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Jenness State Beach, get engrossed in the history at USS Albacore Museum, see the interesting displays at Woodman Institute Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of New Hampshire.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Lincoln to Portsmouth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 44°F in Portsmouth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

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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.