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), take a peaceful walk through White Mountain National Forest and then cruise along Kancamagus Highway. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center and then take in the dramatic scenery at Diana's Baths.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our North Conway online travel route builder.

Orlando to North Conway is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in October, with highs in North Conway at 62°F and lows at 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in North Conway

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trip

Lincoln

— 1 night
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Franconia Notch State Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Flume Gorge.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lincoln trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from North Conway to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Lincoln when traveling from North Conway in October, with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stowe.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stowe Recreation Path and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mansfield State Forest.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Stowe vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lincoln to Stowe in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Stowe, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Manchester

— 1 night
Manchester is a town in, and one of two shire towns (county seats) of, Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home and then go for a walk through Merck Forest & Farmland Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester online road trip planner.

You can drive from Stowe to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.