32 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

32 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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32 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Columbus
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
Portsmouth
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
North Conway
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lincoln
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Laconia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nashua
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Columbus

6
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, in the United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Odiorne Point State Park and Smuttynose Brewing. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seacoast Science Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, and have fun and explore at Children's Museum of New Hampshire.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth itinerary builder.

Columbus to Portsmouth is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to North Conway.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rye, Hampton, Dover, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
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Odiorne Point State Park ©
Odiorne Point State Park
Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden ©
Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden
Isles of Shoals ©
Isles of Shoals

9
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glen Ellis Falls and Echo Lake State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Crawford Notch State Park in Hart's Location (about 36 minutes away). On the 13th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Wildcat Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Kancamagus Highway, take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, and experience rural life at Sherman Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our North Conway itinerary planner.

Drive from Portsmouth to North Conway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in North Conway can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jackson, Conway, Mount Washington Auto Road, Mount Washington, Story Land
Highlights from your plan
Kancamagus Highway ©
Kancamagus Highway
MWV Children's Museum ©
MWV Children's Museum
Diana's Baths ©
Diana's Baths

6
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cannon Mountain and Franconia Notch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln: Santa's Village (in Jefferson), The Gallery at WREN (in Bethlehem) and Harman's Cheese & Country Store (in Sugar Hill). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Sabbaday Falls, hop aboard Clark's Trading Post, explore the striking landscape at Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site, and trek along Welch and Dickey Mt Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lincoln trip generator.

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lincoln when traveling from North Conway in October, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Laconia.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franconia, Littleton, Santa's Village, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, The Gallery at WREN
Highlights from your plan
Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
Hobo Hills Adventure Golf ©
Hobo Hills Adventure Golf
Clark's Trading Post ©
Clark's Trading Post

6
nights
Laconia

Laconia ©
Laconia is a city in Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and Canterbury Shaker Village. Explore Laconia's surroundings by going to Wright Museum of World War II (in Wolfeboro), Castle in the Clouds (in Moultonborough) and Concord (New Hampshire State Library & Granite State Candy Shoppe). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Moulton Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Weirs Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at White Mountains, and explore and take pictures at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Laconia vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to Laconia in an hour. October in Laconia sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nashua.

Things to do in Laconia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Meredith, Concord, Canterbury Shaker Village, White Mountains, West Rattlesnake Mountain
Highlights from your plan
West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain
Monkey Trunks ©
Monkey Trunks
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ©

4
nights
Nashua

Nashua ©
Nashua is a city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monadnock State Park and Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Venture out of the city with trips to Ava Marie Handmade Chocolates (in Peterborough), Manchester (Livingston Park, Currier Museum of Art, & more) and Cathedral of the Pines (in Rindge). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours, get in on the family fun at Canobie Lake Park, relax in the rural setting at Alyson's Orchard, and look for gifts at Stonyfield Farm Inc.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashua sightseeing planner.

Getting from Laconia to Nashua by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Nashua, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashua

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Manchester, Cathedral of the Pines, Canobie Lake Park, Stonyfield Farm, Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mine Falls Park ©
Mine Falls Park
Monadnock State Park ©
Monadnock State Park
Cathedral of the Pines ©
Cathedral of the Pines

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