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
1
Nashua
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Laconia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Jackson
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Franconia
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Portsmouth
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Columbus

5
nights
Nashua

Nashua
Nashua is a city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monadnock State Park and Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashua: Balloon Rides (in Derry), Central Square (in Keene) and Manchester (Lake Massabesic, Zimmerman House, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Mine Falls Park, take some stellar pictures from Cathedral of the Pines, admire the majestic nature at Miller State Park, and experience rural life at Lull Farm.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nashua vacation builder.

Columbus to Nashua is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Columbus in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Nashua. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Laconia.

Things to do in Nashua

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manchester, Cathedral of the Pines, Lull Farm, Central Square, Pickety Place
Highlights from your plan
Greeley Park
Greeley Park
Monadnock State Park ©
Monadnock State Park
Miller State Park ©
Miller State Park

6
nights
Laconia

Laconia ©
Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and Wright Museum of World War II. Explore Laconia's surroundings by going to Hanover (Hood Museum of Art & Dartmouth College), The Old Country Store (in Moultonborough) and West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Canterbury Shaker Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Winnipesaukee, trek along White Mountains National Forest, and relax in the rural setting at Moulton Farm.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Laconia itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nashua to Laconia in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Laconia are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Laconia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

New Hampshire, Hanover, Meredith, Wright Museum of WWII, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Monkey Trunks ©
Monkey Trunks
West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Lake Winnipesaukee ©
Lake Winnipesaukee

6
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Glen Ellis Falls and Mount Washington. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson: Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center (in North Conway) and Zipline (in Chocorua). On the 12th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Wildcat Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Sabbaday Falls, stop by Bavarian Chocolate Haus, explore the engaging exhibits at Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum, and take a peaceful walk through White Mountain National Forest.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jackson itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Laconia to Jackson takes 2 hours. Traveling from Laconia in October, you will find days in Jackson are colder (36°F), and nights are little chillier (26°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Franconia.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

North Conway, New Hampshire, Conway, Hart's Location, Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Mountain ©
Wildcat Mountain
Ravenwood Curio Shoppe ©
Ravenwood Curio Shoppe
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls

8
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Franconia Notch. Get out of town with these interesting Franconia side-trips: Welch and Dickey Mt Trail (in Thornton), Loon Mountain Ministries (in Lincoln) and Weeks State Park (in Whitefield). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Riverwalk Covered Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Indian Head, tee off at Omni Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods Golf Course, and stop by The Brick Store.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Franconia vacation planner.

You can drive from Jackson to Franconia in an hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Jackson in October, with highs in Franconia at 56°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lincoln, Bath, Riverwalk Covered Bridge, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, Omni Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
The Frost Place ©
The Frost Place
Franconia Notch ©
Franconia Notch
Franconia-Sugar Hill-Easton ©
Franconia-Sugar Hill-Easton

5
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Odiorne Point State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Flag Hill Winery (in Lee) and Pawtuckaway State Park (in Nottingham). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of New Hampshire, sample the tasty concoctions at Smuttynose Brewing, and take in nature's colorful creations at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Portsmouth travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Franconia to Portsmouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Franconia in October since evenings lows in Portsmouth dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rye, Dover, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Flag Hill Distillery & Winery, Pawtuckaway State Park
Highlights from your plan
Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden ©
Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden
Isles of Shoals ©
Isles of Shoals
Pickwicks Mercantile ©
Pickwicks Mercantile

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