5 days in New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

5 days in New Hampshire & Vermont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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North Conway
— 1 night
Drive
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Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive
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Stowe
— 1 night
Drive
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Manchester
— 1 night
Bus to Albany, Fly to Orlando

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North Conway

— 1 night
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.
On the 27th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at The Little White Church and then take a memorable drive along Kancamagus Highway. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths, then delve into the lush surroundings at White Mountain National Forest, and then look for gifts at North Conway 5 and 10.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our North Conway journey planner.

Orlando to North Conway is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in North Conway hover around 62°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 1 night
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 29th (Fri), stroll around Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves and then take in the dramatic scenery at Flume Gorge.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from North Conway to Lincoln takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from North Conway in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lincoln, with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Stowe

— 1 night

The Ski Capital of the East

Stowe bustles in winter when skiers and snowboarders flock here to challenge themselves on the long, steep trails careening down Vermont's tallest peak, Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stowe Recreation Path, and then sample the tasty concoctions at The Alchemist.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stowe trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lincoln to Stowe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Stowe are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Stowe

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Manchester

— 1 night
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and then stroll through Equinox Preservation Trust.

Start your trip to Manchester by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Stowe to Manchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Manchester are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

New Hampshire travel guide

4.6
Waterfalls · Theme Parks · Ski Areas
The Granite State
One of the country's smallest and least populous states, New Hampshire's wealth of recreational offerings make it a popular vacation destination. Its many pristine natural areas attract skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, and mountaineers from around the world. Named after a county in England, New Hampshire was the first of the North American colonies to establish a government independent of Great Britain's authority. Though New Hampshire's official nickname refers to its extensive granite formations and quarries, the state's license plates carry the motto "Live Free or Die," reflecting the sense of independence prized by the famously terse natives. Find out why America's artists continue to find inspiration in New Hampshire by taking a trip to its quaint villages and sightseeing in the area's old colonial towns.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.