13 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

13 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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13 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Bus:  10​h 45​min
1
North Conway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Franconia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Laconia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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.
On the 11th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Cranmore Mountain Resort. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway, find something for the whole family at Story Land, see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, and stop by Zeb's General Store.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our North Conway itinerary maker.

San Francisco to North Conway is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to North Conway. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect North Conway to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Go for a jaunt from Franconia to Jefferson to see Santa's Village about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at Clark's Trading Post, and immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Franconia sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Franconia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from North Conway in October, with highs in Franconia at 56°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Laconia.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln, Santa's Village, Riverwalk Covered Bridge
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park
The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park ©

3
nights
Laconia

Laconia ©
Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Laconia: Castle in the Clouds (in Moultonborough), Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (in Cornish) and Holderness (West Rattlesnake Mountain & Squam Lakes Natural Science Center). There's much more to do: get your game on at Funspot, ponder the world of politics at New Hampshire State Library, get engrossed in the history at Wright Museum of World War II, and contemplate the long history of Canterbury Shaker Village.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Laconia vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Franconia to Laconia takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Franconia in October since evenings lows in Laconia dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Laconia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Holderness, Wright Museum of WWII, Canterbury Shaker Village, New Hampshire State House, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
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West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ©
Castle in the Clouds ©
Castle in the Clouds

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Strawbery Banke Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Prescott Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Hampton Beach State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Hampton Beach State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Albacore Museum, and then make a trip to Market Square.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Laconia to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hampton Beach State Park
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Prescott Park ©
Prescott Park
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
USS Albacore Museum ©
USS Albacore Museum

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