31 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

31 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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31 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Hampton
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Laconia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
North Conway
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Franconia
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Nashua
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Columbus

5
nights
Hampton

Hampton ©
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Smuttynose Brewing. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hampton Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Redhook Portsmouth Brewery & Cataqua Public House, visit a coastal fixture at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, and immerse yourself in nature at Odiorne Point State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hampton itinerary maker.

Columbus to Hampton is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hampton when traveling from Columbus in September, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Laconia.

Things to do in Hampton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Rye, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
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Odiorne Point State Park ©
Odiorne Point State Park
Smuttynose Brewing ©
Smuttynose Brewing
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park

4
nights
Laconia

Laconia ©
Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and Canterbury Shaker Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Laconia: Dartmouth College (in Hanover), West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness) and Wright Museum of World War II (in Wolfeboro). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Moulton Farm, stop by Kellerhaus, find something for the whole family at Monkey Trunks Weirs Beach, and hike along White Mountains National Forest.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Laconia holiday planner.

You can drive from Hampton to Laconia in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hampton in October, things will get little chillier in Laconia: highs are around 58°F and lows about 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to North Conway.

Things to do in Laconia

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Concord, Meredith, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, West Rattlesnake Mountain
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West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ©
Monkey Trunks ©
Monkey Trunks

11
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zeb's General Store and Sabbaday Falls. Get out of town with these interesting North Conway side-trips: Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center (in Gorham) and Crawford Notch State Park (in Hart's Location). On the 13th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Wildcat Mountain. On the 16th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Cranmore Mountain Resort. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Ellis Falls, admire all the interesting features of Mt Washington Auto Rd, get in on the family fun at Story Land, and identify plant and animal life at White Mountain National Forest.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the North Conway trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Laconia to North Conway takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Franconia.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jackson, Conway, Hart's Location, New Hampshire, Gorham
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Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
Pirate's Cove  Adventure Mini Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Mini Golf
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

6
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Cannon Mountain and Riverwalk Covered Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Santa's Village in Jefferson (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get to know the fascinating history of Flume Gorge, play a few rounds at Omni Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods Golf Course, and take in the dramatic natural features at Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Franconia holiday planner.

Getting from North Conway to Franconia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from North Conway in October; daily highs in Franconia reach 56°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Nashua.

Things to do in Franconia

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bethlehem, Bath, Littleton, Lincoln, Omni Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Mountain ©
Cannon Mountain
Franconia Notch ©
Franconia Notch
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge

4
nights
Nashua

Nashua ©
Nashua is a city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Monadnock State Park and Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashua: Balloon Rides (in Derry), Miller State Park (in Peterborough) and Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (in Manchester). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mine Falls Park, get in on the family fun at Canobie Lake Park, experience rural life at Lull Farm, and make a trip to Central Square.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nashua trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Franconia to Nashua in 2 hours. Traveling from Franconia in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nashua, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashua

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Canobie Lake Park, Miller State Park, Lull Farm, Monadnock State Park, Central Square
Highlights from your plan
Monadnock State Park ©
Monadnock State Park
Mine Falls Park ©
Mine Falls Park
Miller State Park ©
Miller State Park

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