11 days in Boston, New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

11 days in Boston, New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

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11 days in Boston, New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
North Conway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Franconia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Burlington
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Freedom Trail and Plimoth Plantation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mayflower II and New England Holocaust Memorial. Change things up with a short trip to The House of the Seven Gables in Salem (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Beacon Hill and get to know the fascinating history of Louisburg Square.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Boston trip planning tool .

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Boston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Plymouth, The House of the Seven Gables
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Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Mayflower II ©
Mayflower II
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Strawbery Banke Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Sands Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann's Episcopal Church and then stroll through Wells Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth road trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Boston to Portsmouth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Boston in September, Portsmouth is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nubble Lighthouse, Long Sands Beach, Wells Beach, St. Ann's Episcopal Church
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Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
St. Ann's Episcopal Church ©
St. Ann's Episcopal Church
Wells Beach ©
Wells Beach

1
night
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 29th (Sat): stop by Zeb's General Store, then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and then take a memorable drive along Mt Washington Auto Rd.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read North Conway driving holiday planner .

Getting from Portsmouth to North Conway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mount Washington Auto Road
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Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Zeb's General Store ©
Zeb's General Store

3
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stop by The Brick Store, then identify plant and animal life at Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Flume Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take a memorable drive along The Frost Place, then explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Franconia road trip planner .

You can drive from North Conway to Franconia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Franconia when traveling from North Conway in September, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Brick Store, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
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Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves ©
Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

1
night
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), trek along Stowe Recreation Path and then learn about winemaking at Beverage Warehouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): experience rural life at Shelburne Farms, then examine the collection at Shelburne Museum, and then hike along Burlington Bike Path.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Burlington road trip site .

You can drive from Franconia to Burlington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Burlington when traveling from Franconia in October, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Shelburne, Stowe Recreation Path, Beverage Warehouse
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Shelburne Farms ©
Shelburne Farms
Burlington Bike Path ©
Burlington Bike Path
Stowe Recreation Path ©
Stowe Recreation Path

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