32 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

32 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

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32 days in New Hampshire Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Hampton
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Laconia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Jackson
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Franconia
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Manchester
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Columbus

7
nights
Hampton

Hampton ©
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Odiorne Point State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Hampton: Lee (Flag Hill Winery & Bedrock Gardens), Pawtuckaway State Park (in Nottingham) and Dover (Woodman Institute Museum & Children's Museum of New Hampshire). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hampton Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smuttynose Brewing, contemplate the long history of John Paul Jones House, and admire all the interesting features of Phillips Exeter Academy.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hampton sightseeing planner.

Columbus to Hampton is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Columbus in October, Hampton is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Laconia.

Things to do in Hampton

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Rye, Dover, Lee, Phillips Exeter Academy
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Smuttynose Brewing ©
Smuttynose Brewing
Odiorne Point State Park ©
Odiorne Point State Park
Woodman Institute Museum ©
Woodman Institute Museum

5
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Laconia: Wolfeboro (Wright Museum of World War II & New Hampshire Boat Museum), West Rattlesnake Mountain (in Holderness) and Dartmouth College (in Hanover). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Moulton Farm, look for gifts at Kellerhaus, grab your bike and head to White Mountains, and examine the collection at American Police Motorcycle Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Laconia itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hampton to Laconia in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hampton in October; daily highs in Laconia reach 58°F and lows reach 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Laconia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Meredith, Wolfeboro, Moultonborough, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Mount Major State Forest
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Monkey Trunks ©
Monkey Trunks
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain ©
West Rattlesnake Mountain

6
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is a town in Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Zeb's General Store and Sabbaday Falls. On the 17th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Wildcat Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Glen Ellis Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Crawford Notch State Park, hit the slopes at Black Mountain, and get your game on at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jackson trip generator.

Getting from Laconia to Jackson by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Laconia, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Jackson, ranging from highs of 36°F to lows of 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Franconia.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

North Conway, Conway, Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center, Mount Washington, Crawford Notch State Park
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Glen Ellis Falls ©
Glen Ellis Falls
Wildcat Mountain ©
Wildcat Mountain
Sabbaday Falls ©
Sabbaday Falls

7
nights
Franconia

Franconia ©
Franconia is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Riverwalk Covered Bridge and Old Man of the Mountain Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Franconia: Welch and Dickey Mt Trail (in Thornton), Beaver Brook Falls Natural Area (in Colebrook) and Weeks State Park (in Whitefield). There's lots more to do: cruise along Franconia Notch, admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park, don't miss a visit to Franconia-Sugar Hill-Easton, and take in the dramatic scenery at Franconia Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Franconia online itinerary creator.

Drive from Jackson to Franconia in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Jackson in October; daily highs in Franconia reach 56°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Franconia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bath, Lincoln, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, Weeks State Park, Riverwalk Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Franconia Notch ©
Franconia Notch
Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza ©
Mount Lafayette ©
Mount Lafayette

6
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Monadnock State Park and New Hampshire State Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Central Square (in Keene), Franklin Pierce Homestead (in Hillsborough) and Walpole (Alyson's Orchard & Walpole Mountain View Winery). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours, contemplate the long history of Pickety Place, stroll through Benson Park, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedral of the Pines.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manchester travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Franconia to Manchester in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Franconia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Manchester, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walpole, Concord, Monadnock State Park, Mine Falls Park, Pickity Place
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Millyard Museum ©
Millyard Museum
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium ©
Northeast Delta Dental Stadium
Lake Massabesic ©
Lake Massabesic

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