16 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

16 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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16 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Madison
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Franconia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Loudon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rye
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Cleveland

4
nights
Madison

Madison ©
Madison is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Arethusa Falls and Mount Washington. Step off the beaten path and head to Echo Lake State Park and Glen Ellis Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Rocky Gorge in Albany (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of White Mountain National Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Crawford Notch State Park, admire the majestic nature at Mount Washington State Park, and stroll through Wildcat Mountain.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madison holiday builder site .

Cleveland to Madison is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In September, Madison is slightly colder than Cleveland - with highs of 70°F and lows of 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

Side Trips

Jackson, New Hampshire, Hart's Location, Echo Lake State Park, Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
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Arethusa Falls ©
Arethusa Falls
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls

4
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Frost Place and Flume Gorge. Explore hidden gems such as Artist Bluff Trail and Franconia Notch. Step out of Franconia to go to Thornton and see Welch and Dickey Mt Trail, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach, take in the views from Riverwalk Covered Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, and admire the sheer force of Sabbaday Falls.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Franconia trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Madison to Franconia in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Madison in October, Franconia is slightly colder at night with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Loudon.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln, Riverwalk Covered Bridge, Sabbaday Falls, Bath Covered Bridge, Welch and Dickey Mt Trail
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Franconia Notch State Park ©
Franconia Notch State Park
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach
Franconia Notch ©
Franconia Notch

3
nights
Loudon

Loudon ©
Loudon is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Northern Rail Trail of New Hampshire and Monadnock State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to West Rattlesnake Mountain and Pickety Place. Venture out of the city with trips to Hermit Woods Winery (in Meredith), Bowerbird & Friends Antiques (in Peterborough) and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (in Cornish). There's more to do: hit the slopes at Mount Sunapee State Park & Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Loudon online travel route builder .

You can drive from Franconia to Loudon in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Loudon can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rye.

Things to do in Loudon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hermit Woods Winery, West Rattlesnake Mountain, Pickety Place, Monadnock State Park, Bowerbird & Friends Antiques
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West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ©
Pickety Place ©
Pickety Place

4
nights
Rye

Rye ©
Rye is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Visiting Jenness State Beach and Odiorne Point State Park will get you outdoors. Visit Wallis Sands State Beach and North Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Rye side-trips: Flag Hill Distillery & Winery (in Lee) and Zorvino Vineyards (in Sandown). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Strawbery Banke Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach State Park, and enjoy the sea views from Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rye travel route planner .

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rye

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hampton, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Jenness State Beach, Zorvino Vineyards
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Odiorne Point State Park ©
Odiorne Point State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wallis Sands State Beach ©
Wallis Sands State Beach

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