16 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

16 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Hampshire travel route planner

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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Portland International Jetport, Drive to Madison
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Madison
— 4 nights
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Franconia
— 4 nights
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Loudon
— 3 nights
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Rye
— 4 nights
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Drive to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Cleveland

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Madison

— 4 nights
Madison is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Washington and Arethusa Falls. Get outdoors at White Mountain National Forest and Glen Ellis Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madison: Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center (in Gorham), Mount Washington State Park (in Mount Washington) and Crawford Notch State Park (in Hart's Location). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Echo Lake State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Gorge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Mountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madison road trip planning website.

Cleveland to Madison is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cleveland in September, things will get slightly colder in Madison: highs are around 70°F and lows about 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Franconia.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Franconia

— 4 nights
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Flume Gorge and Echo Lake Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Sabbaday Falls and Bath Covered Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Welch and Dickey Mt Trail in Thornton (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: hike along Artist Bluff Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Franconia Notch.

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Getting from Madison to Franconia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Madison in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Franconia, with lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Loudon.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Loudon

— 3 nights
Loudon is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and Pickity Place. Explore hidden gems such as Monadnock State Park and Hermit Woods Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Loudon: West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness), Bowerbird & Friends Antiques (in Peterborough) and Northern Rail Trail of New Hampshire (in Lebanon). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Mount Sunapee State Park & Ski Area.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Loudon trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Franconia to Loudon takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Loudon can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rye.

Things to do in Loudon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Rye

— 4 nights
Rye is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Odiorne Point State Park and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. Relax by the water at Hampton Beach State Park and Wallis Sands State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rye: Zorvino Vineyards (in Sandown) and Flag Hill Distillery & Winery (in Lee). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach, steep yourself in history at Strawbery Banke Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Smuttynose Brewing Company, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jenness State Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rye online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Loudon to Rye in 1.5 hours. October in Rye sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rye

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Hampshire travel guide

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Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.