31 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

31 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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31 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Laconia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Franconia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gorham
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hampton
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Manchester
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Orlando

6
nights
Laconia

Laconia ©
Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. Family-friendly places like Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Weirs Beach will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canterbury Shaker Village and Moulton Farm. Explore Laconia's surroundings by going to Zipline (in Chocorua), Moultonborough (The Loon Center & The Old Country Store) and West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Wright Museum of World War II, explore and take pictures at Dartmouth College, and immerse yourself in nature at Ellacoya State Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Laconia trip generator.

Orlando to Laconia is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in Laconia hover around 58°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Franconia.

Things to do in Laconia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Meredith, Moultonborough, Holderness, White Mountains, Canterbury Shaker Village
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Canterbury Shaker Village ©
Canterbury Shaker Village
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ©
Monkey Trunks ©
Monkey Trunks

6
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Echo Lake Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sabbaday Falls and Riverwalk Covered Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Franconia: Waterville Valley Resort - Ski Area (in Waterville Valley), Crawford Notch State Park (in Hart's Location) and Welch and Dickey Mt Trail (in Thornton). The adventure continues: cruise along Cannon Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Arethusa Falls, take a peaceful walk through White Mountain National Forest, and stop by The Brick Store.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Franconia trip builder.

Traveling by car from Laconia to Franconia takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Laconia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Franconia, with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gorham.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hart's Location, White Mountain National Forest, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, Sabbaday Falls, Omni Mount Washington Resort Bretton Woods Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
White Mountain National Forest ©
White Mountain National Forest
Arethusa Falls ©
Arethusa Falls
Crawford Notch State Park ©
Crawford Notch State Park

6
nights
Gorham

Gorham ©
Gorham is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Ellis Falls and Beaver Brook Falls Natural Area. Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gorham: North Conway (Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center, Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum, & more) and Jackson (Jackson Art Studio & Gallery & Ravenwood Curio Shoppe). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, glide through natural beauty at Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, fly down the slopes at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Mountain.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gorham vacation builder.

Drive from Franconia to Gorham in an hour. When traveling from Franconia in October, plan for colder days in Gorham, with highs around 36°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hampton.

Things to do in Gorham

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Jackson, North Conway, Mount Washington, Echo Lake State Park, Beaver Brook Falls Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
MWV Children's Museum ©
MWV Children's Museum
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation ©
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

7
nights
Hampton

Hampton ©
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hampton Beach and Hampton Beach State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Seacoast Science Center. Explore Hampton's surroundings by going to Flag Hill Winery (in Lee), Dover (Woodman Institute Museum & Children's Museum of New Hampshire) and Pawtuckaway State Park (in Nottingham). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Smuttynose Brewing, head off the coast to Isles of Shoals, enjoy the sand and surf at Wallis Sands State Beach, and explore and take pictures at Phillips Exeter Academy.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hampton itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gorham to Hampton takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Gorham in October: high temperatures in Hampton hover around 70°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Hampton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Rye, Dover, Exeter, Flag Hill Distillery & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Smuttynose Brewing ©
Smuttynose Brewing
Jenness State Beach ©
Jenness State Beach
Children's Museum of New Hampshire ©

5
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and Pats Peak. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monadnock State Park and Balloon Rides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Walpole (Alyson's Orchard & Walpole Mountain View Winery), Fulchino Vineyard (in Hollis) and New Hampshire Telephone Museum (in Warner). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours, make a trip to Central Square, do a tasting at LaBelle Winery, and stroll through Mine Falls Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hampton to Manchester takes an hour. In October, Manchester is a bit cooler than Hampton - with highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Concord, Walpole, Central Square, Mine Falls Park, New Hampshire Telephone Museum
Highlights from your plan
SEE Science Center ©
SEE Science Center
Zorvino Vineyards ©
Zorvino Vineyards
Walpole Mountain View Winery ©
Walpole Mountain View Winery

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