12 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

12 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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12 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h
1
Gorham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
North Conway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Manchester
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Gorham

Gorham ©
Gorham is a town in Coos County, New Hampshire, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Gorham: Portsmouth (Market Square, USS Albacore Museum, & more). It doesn't end there: cruise along Mount Washington Auto Road and grab your bike and head to Presidential Rail Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gorham day trip planning website .

Washington DC to Gorham is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Gorham reach 50°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Gorham

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Portsmouth
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Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Prescott Park ©
Prescott Park

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wright Museum of WWII (in Wolfeboro) and Castle in the Clouds (in Moultonborough). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Kancamagus Highway, look for gifts at Zeb's General Store, delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, and take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our North Conway holiday planner .

You can drive from Gorham to North Conway in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gorham in September, with highs in North Conway at 70°F and lows at 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tamworth Distilling, Story Land, White Mountain National Forest, Castle in the Clouds, Rocky Gorge
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lincoln: West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness) and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (in Cornish). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Flume Gorge, and take in the views from Riverwalk Covered Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lincoln trip planner .

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Conway in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Lincoln. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franconia, West Rattlesnake Mountain, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Riverwalk Covered Bridge, Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park

2
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. On the 5th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Canobie Lake Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park. On your second day here, walk around Benson Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours, then bet on your favorite at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, and finally look for gifts at Granite State Candy Shoppe.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Manchester trip builder site .

You can drive from Lincoln to Manchester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lincoln in October since evenings lows in Manchester dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, Hampton Beach State Park, Canobie Lake Park, Benson Park, Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours
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Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Canobie Lake Park ©
Canobie Lake Park
Benson Park ©
Benson Park

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