24 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

24 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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24 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Jackson
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wolfeboro
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rye
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Peterborough
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cornish
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Lincoln
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Des Moines

4
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Get in touch with nature at Glen Ellis Falls and Jackson Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson: Beaver Brook Falls Natural Area (in Colebrook), Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge (in Errol) and The Little White Church (in Eaton). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Kancamagus Highway, admire the majestic nature at Crawford Notch State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Gorge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Arethusa Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson road trip planning app .

Des Moines to Jackson is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Jackson. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Des Moines in July, with highs in Jackson at 78°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wolfeboro.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hart's Location, North Conway, The Little White Church, Beaver Brook Falls Natural Area, Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Falls ©
Jackson Falls
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Cathedral Ledge ©
Cathedral Ledge

4
nights
Wolfeboro

Wolfeboro ©
Wolfeboro is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Mt Washington Auto Rd and John Hay National Wildlife Refuge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wright Museum of WWII and Kimball-Jenkins Estate. Get out of town with these interesting Wolfeboro side-trips: Beyond Obsession (in Moultonborough), Black Bear Vineyard (in Salisbury) and Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (in Loudon). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Clark House Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, learn about winemaking at Sap House Meadery, and get great views at Abenaki Tower.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Wolfeboro online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Jackson to Wolfeboro in 1.5 hours. July in Wolfeboro sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rye.

Things to do in Wolfeboro

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Warner, Concord, Abenaki Tower, Beyond Obsession, Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
Highlights from your plan
Wright Museum of WWII ©
Wright Museum of WWII
Mount Washington Auto Road ©
Mount Washington Auto Road
New Hampshire Telephone Museum ©
New Hampshire Telephone Museum

5
nights
Rye

Rye is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wallis Sands State Beach. Get some cultural insight at Marginal Way Walkway and Strawbery Banke Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rye: Parson's Way (in Kennebunkport), Woodman Institute Museum (in Dover) and Monson Center (in Milford). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hampton Beach State Park, admire the masterpieces at Currier Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at USS Albacore Museum, and examine the collection at Exeter Historical Society.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rye sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Wolfeboro to Rye takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rye are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Peterborough.

Things to do in Rye

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Manchester, Monson Center, Massabesic Audubon Center, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum

4
nights
Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. Get some cultural insight at Carleton bridge and Slate Covered Bridge. Escape the urban bustle at Sheiling Forest and Harris Center for Conservation Education. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Peterborough: Purgatory Falls - Lower Falls (in Lyndeborough), Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site (in Hillsborough) and Thompson Bridge (in West Swanzey). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Miller State Park, contemplate the long history of Pickety Place, gain insight at Frye's Measure Mill, and examine the collection at Historical Society of Cheshire County.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Peterborough tour planner .

You can drive from Rye to Peterborough in 1.5 hours. In July in Peterborough, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Cornish.

Things to do in Peterborough

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Swanzey, Keene, Harris Center for Conservation Education, Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site, Thompson Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Pickety Place ©
Pickety Place
Carleton bridge ©
Carleton bridge

1
night
Cornish

Cornish ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at American Precision Museum, then appreciate the history behind Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, then take in the views from Cornish-Windsor Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Aidron Duckworth Art Museum.

Plan my trip to Cornish with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Peterborough to Cornish in 1.5 hours. In July in Cornish, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Cornish

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Windsor, Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ©
American Precision Museum ©
American Precision Museum
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum ©
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum

5
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Popular historic sites such as Flume Gorge and Wallace Horse Cemetery are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and White Mountain National Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Lincoln: Blair Bridge (in Campton), Welton Falls (in Alexandria) and Paradise Point Nature Center (in Hebron). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Franconia Notch State Park, look for gifts at Fadden's General Store, look for all kinds of wild species at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the White Mountains.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lincoln journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cornish to Lincoln takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lincoln are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Woodstock, Holderness, Franconia, White Mountain National Forest, Blair Bridge
Highlights from your plan
West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest

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