10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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10 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Springfield
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Franconia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
North Conway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Laconia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Springfield

3
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Franconia Notch, then stop by Local Works Marketplace at WREN, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, stop by Harman's Cheese & Country Store, stop by The Brick Store, then snap pictures at Riverwalk Covered Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Franconia vacation planner.

Springfield to Franconia is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Franconia is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Springfield in September, with highs in Franconia at 69°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Local Works Marketplace at WREN, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, Riverwalk Covered Bridge, The Brick Store
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Franconia Notch ©
Franconia Notch
Harman's Cheese & Country Store ©
Harman's Cheese & Country Store
The Brick Store ©
The Brick Store

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Sabbaday Falls and then delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Bavarian Chocolate Haus, then admire the sheer force of Echo Lake State Park, then look for gifts at Ravenwood Curio Shoppe, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read North Conway itinerary planner.

You can drive from Franconia to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Franconia in October; daily highs in North Conway reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Laconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jackson, Conway, White Mountain National Forest
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Sabbaday Falls ©
Sabbaday Falls
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls

2
nights
Laconia

Laconia ©
Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. Head to Kellerhaus and Innisfree Bookshopfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to West Rattlesnake Mountain and Weirs Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Canterbury Shaker Village, experience rural life at Moulton Farm, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Winnipesaukee, and stroll through White Mountains National Forest.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Laconia tour planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Laconia takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Laconia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Meredith, Canterbury Shaker Village, Lake Winnipesaukee, West Rattlesnake Mountain
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Canterbury Shaker Village ©
Canterbury Shaker Village
West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Lake Winnipesaukee ©
Lake Winnipesaukee

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Odiorne Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smuttynose Brewing and then kick back and relax at Hampton Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Laconia to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Rye, Smuttynose Brewing
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Odiorne Point State Park ©
Odiorne Point State Park
Smuttynose Brewing ©
Smuttynose Brewing

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