11 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

11 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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11 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Wilkes-Barre
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Holderness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
North Conway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Wilkes-Barre

4
nights
Holderness

Holderness ©
Holderness is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Holderness side-trips: Woodstock (Fadden's General Store & Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves), Franconia (Flume Gorge & Franconia Notch State Park) and Lincoln (Zipline, The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at West Rattlesnake Mountain, admire the landmark architecture of Castle in the Clouds, learn about winemaking at Hermit Woods Winery, and don't miss a visit to Blair Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Holderness day trip planning site .

Wilkes-Barre to Holderness is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Wilkes-Barre in October, things will get little chillier in Holderness: highs are around 60°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Holderness

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Franconia, Lincoln, Woodstock, Wright Museum of WWII, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
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West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

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.
When in North Conway, make a side trip to see Mount Washington Auto Road in Gorham, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Kancamagus Highway, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Ledge, take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, and get in on the family fun at Story Land.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our North Conway trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Holderness to North Conway takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Holderness in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in North Conway, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Jackson, Mount Washington Auto Road, Story Land
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge

3
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Currier Museum of Art (in Manchester), Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours (in Merrimack) and Canobie Lake Park (in Salem). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park, kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, and make a trip to Market Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Portsmouth tour planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Canobie Lake Park, Hampton Beach State Park, Currier Museum of Art, Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours, Exeter Historical Society
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Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum
Prescott Park ©
Prescott Park

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